Originally from Calgary, Canada, Scott has lived in SE Asia since 1999, when he moved to Thailand to co-found one of the region’s most respected luxury travel companies, Smiling Albino. There he relished in designing life-changing, complex adventures throughout SE Asia and Nepal, before selling his ownership in the business in 2013. Simply put – Scott knows travel Asia.
An avid learner, in 2011, he spent five-months as a Fellow in the Asia Pacific Leadership Program at the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii focusing on Asian Studies. He has also developed multiple community outreach programs and has worked as a Team Building Consultant for such clients as AstraZeneca, BP, HSBC and Tetra Pak, among others.
In 2016 he joined one of Asia’s leading destination management companies, EXO Travel, as their Director of People Development, where he was responsible for leading Training and HR teams at 26 offices in 10 countries for their 940 employees. He has particular interests in workplace happiness, engagement and organizational development. He left EXO in May 2020 as a result of COVID-19.
In July 2021 he joined the Talent Development team at online travel agent Agoda, as an Organizational Strategy and Development Senior Consultant, where he focuses on stakeholder management, succession planning and manager enablement.
A journalism graduate, Scott has been published internationally writing about everything from travel to designing guide maps. He co-hosts travel podcast Talk Travel Asia as well as music podcast The Sonic Collective. He’s served on the Board of the Thai Canadian Chamber of Commerce, was the Executive Director of the Malaysia Canada Business Council, has cycled to Mount Everest Base Camp (Tibet), is an avid cyclist and has run half-marathons in 5 countries.
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