Scott Farlow was elected to the NSW Legislative Council in March 2015 and appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier and Leader of the House in the Legislative Council in February 2017. Born and bred in Sydney’s Inner West, an area with a very significant Indian community, Scott became the first person from his family to attend university, he holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sydney, and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice.
With a strong commitment to Liberal policies and beliefs, Scott was the longest-serving President of the NSW Young Liberal movement and served as an Urban Representative on the NSW Liberal Party’s State Executive. Scott stood and was elected to Strathfield Council at the age of 20. He later became the youngest Mayor in the nation at the age of 23.
In business, Scott worked across a range of companies in the private sector in the communications, public affairs, finance, legal and accounting professions. In this work he has provided advice to CEOs and executives of some of Australia’s largest companies and well-known global multinationals. Within the political arena, prior to his election as a Member, Scott also has served as a political adviser to a State Liberal leader, frontbenchers and Federal Members of Parliament.
Scott is married to Penny with two young children, Christian and Colette.