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Sir Gordon Charles Brunton (27 December 1921 – 30 May 2017) was a British businessman, publisher, racehorse owner and breeder. He was born in London.

Business career

Brunton served as Chief Executive of Thomson Newspapers & International Thomson Organisation Ltd (ITOL) Thomson Corporation from 1966-1984 during the Thomson period of global expansion. He retired from Thomson in 1985. Afterwards, he became chairman at Mercury Communications, Cable and Wireless Communications PLC, Racing Post, Bemrose PLC, NXT PLC, Galahad Gold and others.


Brunton died on 30 May 2017 in London at the age of 95.

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  • LSE Honorary Fellows London School of Economics
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  • Oliver Woods & James Bishop, The Story of The Times (Michael Joseph, London 1983)
  • Denis Hamilton Editor-in-Chief, Fleet Street Memoirs (Hamish Hamilton, London 1989)
  • Robert Lacey Sotherby’s: Bidding For Class (Little Brown, New York 1998)
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