Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director / Wesfarmers
Most Notable Role
Power 500 is a catalogue of Western Australia's most influential business leaders across the state's major industries.
Rob Scott was featured in 2022 in the Retail, food and agribusiness section.
Rob Scott is the managing director of Wesfarmers. He joined the Perth-based conglomerate in 1993 in the finance team. He left Wesfarmers in 1995 to pursue a career in investment banking with Deutsche Bank in Sydney and Hong Kong. Mr Scott returned to Wesfarmers in 2004 in a commercial role with business development. In 2007, he became managing director of Wesfarmers insurance division and then moved to Coles in 2013 as finance director. In 2014 he was appointed managing director of financial services and chairman of the Coles Liquor management board. In 2015 he became managing director of a new industrials division that was created through the combination of the group's three non-retail operations.
Mr Scott is a dual Olympian in rowing and a silver medallist from the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. He is chair of Rowing Australia, board member of the Business Council of Australia, and was president & director of the Insurance Council of Australia.
Mr Scott holds a Master of Applied Finance from Macquarie University, a Bachelor of Commerce from the Australian National University, a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investments, and has completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.