John replaced Kenneth Edwin Ayers on the Museum of London board of governors in 2012 to complete the City of London appointments to the board.
John Scott JP emigrated from north of the border to work for Morgan Grenfell, rising to be a Director and, after the merger with Deutsche Bank, to be a Managing Director of the latter with responsibility for public sector finance. He was elected to the Bank's Ward of Broad Street in 1999 and retired from banking in 2002.
Since then John and his wife have formed their own company, Historystore Limited, which trades in antique documents and publishes historically themed merchandise.
He is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Arts Scholars and chairs the markets committee of the City of London Corporation, as well as being a Governor of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.
External interests include being a Fellow of the Royal Philatelic Society of London, and an ambassador for the British Postal Museum & Archive. He is Librarian of the Postal History Society and writes and lectures regularly on the history of written communication.