Scott recently retired from the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office after 24 years’ service. Prior to that, he was a Royal Marines officer. His service was shaped by global security issues, especially post 9/11, including terrorism, cyber and hostile state actors.
Between multiple postings to South Asia, Scott served in Madrid and held senior leadership appointments in London, and on secondment to GCHQ. Scott’s contribution was recognised by the award of an MBE for gallantry in Northern Ireland in 1995, followed by an OBE in 2001 and CMG in 2021 for services to British diplomacy.