Scott is a Mithaka man who has worked in indigenous education for over 20 years. He is a champion for positive discourse of indigenous identity and culture in schools, and is co-founder of the ‘Engoori’ method. This is a strength-based approach which acknowledges that when dealing with complex challenges, having conversations with structure, purpose and process, is often the most powerful action that can be taken.
Scott began his career working with Education Queensland, and then as director of Murrimatters Consulting, which delivers programs for organisations tackling complex issues. Their programs help clients to navigate organisational change, resolve conflict, enhance cultural awareness, and deliver effective leadership.
Scott is an active leader in Native Title processes and securing the permanent protection of traditional waters and country through negotiations with government, pastoralists, mining, and other key stakeholders. He is a practical and compelling communicator, skilled at building consensus and mobilising collaboration across industries and communities. He has addressed academic and public forums on issues such as indigenous education, community development and water protection.
Scott has a Master in Rural Systems Management from the University of Queensland (UQ). He is a Fellow of the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation, and in 2013 he was appointed Visiting Fellow at Queensland University of Technology and Adjunct Senior Lecturer at UQ.