Gordon Wasserman is an independent consultant specializing in public sector management, and the chairman of the advisory board of the Center for Criminal Justice Science and Technology at Georgia Technical Institute. In 1998 he became the Senior Adviser and Chief of Staff to the Philadelphia Police Commissioner. He was previously the Special Adviser on Science and Technology to the Police Commissioner in New York City. Mr. Wasserman is a former senior official of the British government. He began his service there in 1967. Mr. Wasserman was the Economic Adviser to the Home Office, a department with responsibilities similar to the United States Department of Justice. In 1973 he was the head of the Urban Deprivation Unit in the British Civil Service, a unit charged with dealing with problems in Britain's inner cities. In 1981 Mr. Wasserman was Assistant Under Secretary of State, and director of social policy in the cabinet of Prime Minister of Margaret Thatcher. He later became the Assistant Under Secretary of State for Police Science and Technology. Mr. Wasserman spent a year working at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Inc. in New York City while on sabbatical from the British government.
Gordan Wasserman was born and raised in Montreal, Canada. He was educated at McGill University in Montreal and Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.