Gordon Black CBE Joins Element 2 Advisory Board

Element 2 is pleased to announce the appointment of Gordon Black CBE DL to the company’s advisory board

Gordon Black CBE

Element 2 is pleased to announce the appointment of Gordon Black CBE DL to the company’s advisory board, chaired by former Secretary of State and leader of the Liberal Democrats, Sir Vince Cable.

Gordon Black CBE DL was born in 1943 and educated at Bootham School, York and Clare College, Cambridge, where he took a degree in History.

He joined Peter Black in 1965 and became Chairman in 1977. Peter Black Holdings was a major supplier of footwear, toiletries, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and logistics to the UK’s leading retailers, with annual sales of £300 million and around 3,000 employees. It was a plc for 25 years and was then taken private in 2000. The remaining companies were sold to Li & Fung, a Hong Kong-based global trading company, in 2007.

Gordon Black now runs Black Family Investments with his brother Thomas, and was awarded a CBE in 2005 for services to business and charity. He helped set up the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust, to raise awareness of mental health issues at work.  He is married to Louise, with three children and nine grandchildren, and lives in Yorkshire.

 

Tim Harper, Element 2 CEO commented “Gordon brings the benefit of his experience in both private and public companies ranging from governance and strategy to investor communications. He joins the world-class team of industry, business and financial experts helping us scale up hydrogen refuelling infrastructure in the UK.”