The Mission Performance Team

Gordon Mackenzie
Gordon Mackenzie

Gordon’s early career was as an Officer in the Royal Marines Commandos, this was cut short through injury but not before serving on deployments around the Globe as an operational leader and Staff Intelligence officer to the Naval Commander throughout the first Gulf War.  Upon leaving, Gordon went on to study an MBA at Warwick Business School majoring in Organisation effectiveness.  He subsequently worked in Leadership and development roles in the NHS, ICI and financial services before moving on to grow a successful career as a management and OD consultant.  Initially with Hay Mcber, Gordon has worked on International assignments for Boston Consulting Group in the Middle East and with McKinsey.  In 2000 he set up his own successful consultancy which he sold in 2019.

Gordon has over 30 years of working with clients across the Globe, often in high hazard industries including oil and gas, Formula 1 and the nuclear and chemical sectors; Throughout his career he has focused his efforts on developing well led, safe, and high performing organisations and developing leaders and teams.  

Gordon is an experienced executive coach and author of a number of published tools on leadership and team performance.  He is also a trained counsellor and works pro bono with veterans and others in need.  

A dedicated humanitarian Gordon volunteers with REACT, a disaster response charity focused on rapid response to humanitarian crises and disasters.  Most recently he was deployed in an Intensive Care unit at a major hospital during the covid pandemic and to Ukraine at the start of war. When not working, Gordon is a keen diver and nature lover and takes any opportunity he can to explore the world’s oceans and reefs or working on his orchard in Hungary.  

Qualifications and accreditations

Chartered Fellow of CIPD

Masters in Business Administration

Crew Resource Management & Human Factors trainer

Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy

EMCC Certified Coach

SDI Coach

EFQM Assessor

The British Psychological Society Level A&B

NLP Practitioner

TMS Master Practitioner

Performance Climate System author and Master trainer

The Leadership 360 Author and Master trainer

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