Chief Executive, SA Brain & Co Ltd
Scott was born and educated in Wales followed by attending Reading University (Economics and Accounting Degree). He spent the majority of his career in the hospitality sector, specifically in drinks marketing and pub retailing working with businesses including Bass, Carlsberg and Century Inns.
He joined the privately owned Welsh brewer and pub company, SA Brain as Chief Executive in 2001. Following a review of corporate strategy, the Brains brand was repositioned, investment in the pub estate was increased and the drinks distribution business was expanded through acquisition across Wales. Brains now has a total of 260 pubs as well as a growing brewing and brands business.
The developments with Brains have been recognised with a number of awards including the Western Mail ‘Welsh Company of the Year’, the Publican’s ‘Regional Brewer of the Year’, ‘Marketing Strategy of the Year’ at The National Business Awards, The Publican ‘Pub Company of the Year’ and the Hollis ‘Sponsorship of the Year’.
Scott was Chair of the CBI for Wales during 2010-2011.