Born and raised in London, Scott came from a traditional but not religious background.

In 1980 Scott began a career in the financial services industry, living and working 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.  In 2015 this number has risen to 250.

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.