Prior to being elected to represent Townsville Scott worked in education for 28 years; serving as a Principal and teacher in several high schools. During his time in education Scott established a 'boxing' program at one of his schools, aimed at helping under-achieving indigenous students re-engage with schooling by learning how to control their frustrations through the discipline of boxing. Scott remains passionate about education and supporting schools – both staff and students.
Scott and his wife Jackie moved to Townsville more than 18 years ago to raise their three children, and since that time, he’s watched it grow to become the largest city in Northern Australia. He is an active participant within the community, volunteering his time as a Rotarian as well as sitting on several committees including the NQ Stadium Activation Group, Community Aviation Consultation Group, CBD Taskforce, Regional Economic Development Sub-Committee, Palm Island Economic Development and Palm Island Liveability Project.
He holds a Bachelor of Education and Masters Degree from the Queensland University of Technology.
In his spare time Scott loves spending time with his family, attending his beloved North Queensland Cowboys home games and is also an avid Townsville Fire (basketball) supporter.