Scott Davenport (Chair)

Scott Davenport has had a longstanding career in the Commonwealth and NSW public sectors in the role of policy advisor on primary industries, including forestry, fisheries, mining and agriculture.

Key focus areas have included legislative reforms related to competition policy, regional adjustment and natural resource access pricing.

Scott continues to specialise in the application of contemporary public policy and market failure principles to the development of industry and government policies and programs that deliver more sustainable natural resource management outcomes, both in Australia and overseas.

Scott’s skills and experience in public policy are complimented by extensive experience in the application of evaluation techniques that capture the priced and unpriced environmental, social and financial benefits and costs of policy reform and change.

Scott has a degree in agricultural economics and is an Executive Fellow of the Australia and New Zealand School of Government.