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Gordon Mole

Director | IED

Senior Manager for Business and Employability | Fife Council

Gordon Mole is Fife Council’s Senior Manager for Business and Employability, having joined the Council in early 2016. He is responsible for Employability, Economic Development, economic policy, town centres and tourism. Before joining Fife, Gordon held a leadership role at Ipswich Borough Council as Head of Culture and Environment Services, managing a range of frontline operational and income generating services.

He has previously led on development of new apprenticeships and graduate training as Employment and Brokerage Manager for Crossrail, and has worked on economic development and employment initiatives for major construction programmes during his time as Building London Creating Futures Project Manager including London’s Shard of Glass, Heathrow Terminal 5 and Tate Modern. During his time with Cross River Partnership, he managed a range of enterprise and employment initiatives.

He has provided policy advice to local, regional and national government on the Work Programme, re-use of electronic waste, social enterprise and employment of military veterans. He has been a vice-chair of LA Connects, the social enterprise forum.

Gordon holds an MSc in Development Planning: Urban Economic Development from University College London and joined the IED board in November 2017. Outside of work, Gordon is a trustee of a development charity, African Outreach and an active member of Round Table.

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