Bob Gordon has more than 50 years’ experience in journalism, including 13 years as editor-in-chief of Gold Coast Publications Pty Ltd – publishers of The Gold Coast Bulletin. He has held positions of chief-of-staff of The Canberra Times and The Courier-Mail, and editor of The Sunday Mail. Mr Gordon is a founding director of the Gold Coast Suns AFL side. He is a member of the advisory board of Griffith University’s Glycomics Institute and member of the Gambling Community Benefit Committee. After eleven years, he has retired from The Suns board and has now been invited to become a director on the advisory board of the Bond University Rugby Union Club. He was involved with fund raising in Queensland for previous Commonwealth Games teams when editor of The Sunday Mail. He also played a small role as an official at Mermaid Beach Surf Life Saving Club, continuing a family tradition of involvement with surf life saving.