Robert Scott was educated at Tulane and Stetson Universities in the US and at The London School of Economics & Political Science.

In 1981 he joined ITT Community Development Corporation, Florida, as senior staff attorney and company secretary. In 1987 he was appointed General Counsel and Secretary of ITT Educational Services Inc and in 1991 transferred to ITT Sheraton in Brussels as President, General Counsel & Secretary - Europe, Africa, India & Middle East.

In 1997 Robert received the Harold S Geneen Community Service Award and ICFM Philanthropist of the Year for Check Out for Children.

Robert has served on the Boards of UNICEF UK, CorporateProBono.Org, the American Corporate Counsel Association, and he co-founded International Association of Attorneys and Corporate Real Estate Executives.

He was re-elected to the Board of Trustees of UNICEF UK in June 2008.