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Rob Scott

President and Chairman

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Rob Scott was appointed Managing Director of Wesfarmers in November 2017 following his appointment as Deputy Chief Executive Officer in February 2017. Prior to this, he was Managing Director of the Wesfarmers Industrials division from August 2015 until August 2017. He has held a number of leadership roles with Wesfarmers including Finance Director of the Coles Group and Managing Director of Wesfarmers Insurance. He previously worked with Deutsche Bank in Asia and Australia in various investment banking roles and is a past President of the Insurance Council of Australia.

Mr Scott is a dual Olympian in rowing, having stroked the Eight at the Barcelona Olympics in 1992 and a Silver Medallist from the 1996 Atlanta Olympics in the Pair. He started his rowing career in Perth, Western Australia and was a scholarship holder at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS). He was the WA Sports Star of the Year in 1997 and is McVilly-Pearce Pin number 447. Mr Scott holds a Master of Applied Finance degree from Macquarie University and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the Australian National University. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

Mr Scott lives in Perth with his wife Liz (an Olympic gold medallist in water polo) and two children.