Scott Ko

Entrepreneur, economist and author

Scott Ko is a transformative executive leader, strategist, integrator, and entrepreneur who has carved out a unique career path across the realms of business, government, and NFPs.

Scott Ko is a transformative executive leader, strategist, integrator, and entrepreneur who has carved out a unique career path across the realms of business, government, and NFPs. His portfolio is comprised of an extensive array of competencies, including but not limited to organisational strategy, leadership development, innovation and entrepreneurship, systems-thinking, and social impact.

Scott’s human-centered approach to leadership and change has led to transformative outcomes across sectors.

As the former CEO / COO of Leadership Victoria – one of the most established leadership organisations in Australia – he steered the NFP from deficit to surplus within a matter of months whilst onboarding a completely new team, revitalising its vision, and elevating its business model.

As the founder and director of ColourSpace, Australia’s first certified arts social enterprise, Scott created a startup that challenged the status quo on how human-centred work environments can be delivered at scale. In doing so, he has created hundreds of opportunities for local emerging artists and contributed over $150k to local communities.

In his formative background as a management consultant, Scott was directly responsible for a wide suite of projects ranging from project managing State-wide rollouts of major health programs to writing public discussion papers on gender equality legislation.

Outside of work, Scott is a philosopher, speaker, and author, in particular on the topics of curiosity, sociology, and collective meaning-making.