Anthony Scott grew up in Frankton, (where his late father, Cyril was a Rotarian) and after St John's College, Hamilton, went to the University of Waikato where he graduated in history and politics.
He tutored international relations at Waikato and Canterbury before joining one of the largest government departments, Justice, in the policy and communications area, head office, Wellington.
He then entered private sector marketing and communications before heading off for the customary OE in London.
He arrived back to Wellington in 1995 with his Zambian-born wife, Nicky, and three children (Dominic, Francesca and Xavier). As an NNEB early child care nurse, Nicky worked in UK and USA, has managed childcare programmes, and is now a teacher's aide at Kimi Ora School in Wellington. Nicky has been Secretary of Diabetes Youth Wellington and on the Island Bay United Football Club committee.
Anthony was a public relations consultant working with corporate, Maori groups, NGOs and government agencies through to 2001 when he became chief executive of the Crown Research Institutes association, Science New Zealand.
Anthony has served on parish councils, school boards, and chaired Compassion Hospital in Wellington. He joined the Rotary Club of Wellington in 2001, was PR chair 2004 - 06, President 2008 - 09, and has served on District public relations and family focus groups.
He believes that Rotary, of all types of voluntary community activity, provides the widest range of life skills and experiences, and also the greatest opportunity for a person to make an exponential difference locally, nationally and globally. And, amongst those “ordinary people doing extraordinary things” are some of the most extraordinary people one can hope to meet, be inspired by, learn from and with whom to enjoy life.