Bruce Scott was born and bred in Western Queensland. He and his wife Maureen owned Moothandella, a cattle station in the Queensland Channel Country for 32 years and now reside in Charleville.

Bruce spent 27 years in local government, public sector and not for profit boards, and was mayor of the Shire of Barcoo for 16 years, and currently acts as an advisor to the National Recovery and Resilience Agency. He was recognised in the Queen’s birthday Honours List for his services to local government, and to the community.

Bruce brings a breadth of experience of living and running businesses in remote communities, and has served on numerous boards as well as local, state, federal government and community committees. He currently sits on the Foundation Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) Board, Southern Queensland Landscapes Board and the Red Ridge Foundation. Between 2021 and 2016, Bruce also served as a director of the Central West Hospital and Health Service and is also a previous chair of Desert Channels Queensland and director of the Central West Remote Area Planning and Development Board (RAPAD).

Bruce has completed board governance, risk management and financial acumen training with the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Queensland Treasury Corporation. He has a keen interest in regional and remote health, telecommunications, renewable energy, the environment and responsible land use practices. He is also passionate about access and equity in education, health services, technology and communications, including taking an integrated approach to building strong rural communities.