John Scott JP


John Scott graduated in History from the University of Stirling in 1971 and then pursued a career in banking in the City of London, rising to become a Director of Morgan Grenfell and then a Managing Director of Deutsche Bank with responsibility for public sector finance. 

He was first elected to the Court of Common Council for the Ward of Broad Street in 1999 and has served as Chairman of the Libraries, Archives & Art Gallery Committee, the Culture, Heritage & Libraries Committee and the Markets Committee. In addition, he is a Governor of the Museum of London, a trustee of the City of London Archaeological Trust and a Director of the Thames Festival Trust, as well as being a Chairman of the Central London Magistrates and for nine years was a Governor of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

Outside the City, he lectures and writes regularly on the history of written communication and had the honour of delivering a Gresham College lecture entitled ‘Exploring Ephemera: Illuminating history’. Other recent talks have been at the Guildhall Library, the Ironbridge Museum, a Smithsonian Symposium and shortly at the National Waterways Museum. He is also Chairman of Historystore Limited which trades in antique documents and publishes historically themed merchandise.