Born and raised in London, Scott began a career in the financial services industry in 1980. He lived and worked for 18 years in Asia working for UBS and then JP Morgan in the Asian equity divisions.

It was whilst living abroad that Scott became increasingly involved in the Holocaust world. He became Chairman of Ohel Leah Synagogue and then of the Jewish Community Centre. He was at the forefront of Holocaust education, bringing both survivors and historians to speak.

In 2007 he led a small adult delegation from Hong Kong on March of the Living.

When Scott returned to the UK in 2010, after leaving the financial sector, he decided to set up March of the Living UK.  He took 12 students that year. This number has risen to over 300.

Scott is Co Chair of Kinloss Synagogue and is a trustee of the UK Foundation of Yad Vashem.

He lives in Finchley with his wife and 5 daughters, all of whom were born in Asia. Scott was awarded an MBE in 2021 for his services to Holocaust education.