Deputy Minister, Department of Natural Resources, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
Gordon McIntosh studied at and graduated from both Glasgow and Aberdeen Universities, and is currently a visiting professor at Aberdeen’s Robert Gordon University.
He started his working career with Thomson McLintock (now KPMG) as an insolvency manager and in 1984 joined the North East Scotland Development Authority, which had been set up to promote development of its young oil & gas industry. In 1995, he was appointed director of economic development by Aberdeen City Council, where he served for over 20 years with responsibility for the energy industry.
Most recently, Mr. McIntosh had been working for the U.K. government in key international energy markets in South East Asia, East Africa and South America with a particular focus on helping governments plan for the development of the energy industry in their jurisdictions.
Over his career, Gordon McIntosh has held many positions in external, national and international organizations, including secretary general of the World Energy Cities Partnership, director of the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, director of the Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group and chairman of the Scottish Local Authority Economic Development Association. Over the past 30 years, he has also spoken extensively at energy conferences around the world.
His appointment to his current role as Deputy Minister, Department of Natural Resources, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, was effective on December 5, 2016.
Mr. McIntosh has been joined in St John’s by his wife, Amanda, who currently works for an oil and gas operator in Aberdeen.