Scott is the Executive General Manager at the Institute of Public Affairs, hosts the weekly Looking Forward Podcast, and is also the editor of the IPA Review. Scott was once a policy adviser to government and private organisations, where he worked in corporate affairs including as a manager of sustainability. He has a Bachelor of Arts in politics and economics, a Postgraduate Diploma in public policy, a Master of Commercial Law in energy, environment and resources, all from the University of Melbourne, and an MBA from the Melbourne Business School.