Scott is a senior management professional with more than 17 years of life science experience in industry, government and non-profit sectors. By leveraging his leadership and management abilities, Scott has built solid relationships and delivered significant results in each position he has held. Having returned to his home province a few years ago, Scott is now focused on making Nova Scotia a better place.
As the Executive Director of BioNova, he is leading the advancement of the sector for the Province of Nova Scotia by establishing the life sciences as a pillar of the new economy. Scott leads a team focused on building a collaborative relationships within the province and beyond to attract companies, investment and people to Nova Scotia.
Scott served most recently as the Senior Investment Officer – Bioscience, for Innovation PEI, the lead economic development agency for the Province of Prince Edward Island. In this position, Scott led a team of professionals and was responsible for the growth of the bioscience sector through prospecting, attracting and investing in international businesses, and by internal business growth of on-island companies.
Among his significant previous positions, Scott was the commercialization officer with BioNova, assisting early stage companies with their business development efforts, offering strategic business and industry advice to accelerate commercial development and build value. Prior to this, Scott served as the marketing manager for the microbiology division of Thermo Fisher Scientific, where he was responsible for overall market development, the introduction of innovative strategies and the management of supplier partners for the Canadian marketplace. Before being recruited to the microbiology division, he was the business development marketing manager for Thermo Fisher Scientific and was responsible for attracting, introducing and managing new suppliers to expand the existing distribution capabilities within Canada.
Scott has Bachelor and Master of Science degrees from Acadia University and presently resides in Halifax, NS with his family.