Scott Charlton

Scott Charlton

Scott is Chief Executive Officer of Transurban, a leading infrastructure company with operations in Australia and the USA.  An engineer by training, Scott joined Transurban in 2012 as Chief Executive Officer and a Director.

Scott has more than 25 years of experience in developing, funding, constructing, and operating infrastructure assets, working with some of the sector’s leading corporations.

Before joining Transurban, Scott was Chief Operating Officer for Lend Lease’s global operations (2010 to 2012) including the Bilfinger + Berger acquisition (Baulderstone, Abigroup, Connect).

From 2007 to 2009 he was Chief Financial Officer at Leighton Holdings, having joined the company in 2002 with responsibility for mergers/acquisitions, investments, treasury, tax, balance sheet and Private Partnership Projects.

Scott has also spent 11 years in investment banking with eight years at Deutsche Bank culminating in the role of Managing Director, Head of Transport and Infrastructure - Asia Pacific based in Hong Kong.  Previously he was Managing Director, Head of Project Finance for Deutsche Bank in Australia and involved in many of the privatisations and private partnerships in Australia during the 1990s.

Before coming to Australia in 1992, Scott was involved in the financial industry, restructuring large assets in the USA.  He started his career as an electrical engineer with Texas Instruments.

He is a deputy chair of Infrastructure Partnerships Australia, a board member of Roads Australia and a member of Monash Industry Council of Advisers and the Business Council of Australia.

Scott has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University and a Masters of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.