Scott Young

Scott Young attended King’s College from 1984 to 1986 and has faithfully served the College as a College Council member from to 2012 to 2020 and the Chair of the Foundation Consultative Committee and then the Foundation Advisory Committee from 2018 to the present. In 2021, Scott was elected a Fellow of King’s College in recognition of his outstanding achievements and to acknowledge his extraordinary support for King’s College over the past thirty years. He is a valued long-time donor to the College.

A highly experienced business and sports leader and former international rugby union referee, Mr Young has worked in the corporate, sporting, educational sectors and at Yalari, a not-for-profit that offers secondary school boarding educational scholarships to Indigenous children from remote, rural and regional communities. 

A dedicated philanthropic and volunteer supporter of King’s College through his role as Chair of the Foundation Advisory Committee, Mr Young provided key leadership in transitioning the college to a co-residential model, which has given opportunities to young men and women, particularly from rural and regional Australia, to experience college life together on the one campus. 

Mr Young boosts an impressive Rugby pedigree. He has refereed at three Rugby World Cups, the Commonwealth Games, and in 25 test matches and 49 Super Rugby matches over his career. His strong skills as a world class referee meant was involved as a High-Performance Coach for officials in the lead up to the 2016 Olympic Games, when Sevens rugby made its debut.

Mr Young is also a board member of the Cherish Women’s Cancer Foundation.

 

Awards

Colleges' UQ Alumni Award
2021

Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts
1987
Graduate Certificate in Executive Leadership
2017