Hugh Scott-Barrett has over twenty years of wide-ranging Board experience across the real estate, asset management, banking, retail and leisure sectors. He is currently a Non-Executive Director of BMO Commercial Property Trust.
In May 2020 Hugh stepped down as Non-Executive Chairman of Capital & Regional plc, having served as CEO from 2008 to 2017. As CEO he was responsible for the recapitalisation, financial restructuring and strategic transformation of the business. Hugh has also recently relinquished his role as Chairman of the Board of Directors of GAM Investments, a leading independent asset manager.
He was previously a member of ABN AMRO's Managing Board and served as Chief Operating Officer between 2003 and 2005 and Chief Financial Officer from 2006 - 2007.
Hugh is a world-renowned carriage driver and in 2018 was a member of the Gold medal-winning team at both the World Equestrian Games in Tryon, USA and the FEI Driving World Cup in Bordeaux.
Hugh studied at the Sorbonne in Paris, and at Oxford University where he read Modern History.