Dr Scott Valentine is a former Professor and Associate Dean of Sustainability and Urban Planning at RMIT in Melbourne. As senior circular economy specialist at KPMG, Scott is responsible for coordinating circular economy work within the firm and for providing expert support for projects around the circular economy. He has led major research projects in Denmark and Holland around the circular economy with an emphasis on corporate strategy and public policy design and implementation. In Australia, he leads a number of projects including the development of a vanguard online circular economy training program delivered in alliance with Hume and Kingston City Councils.
In regard to his energy policy work, Scott is author of Wind Power Politics and Policies (Oxford University Press), and co-author of the National Politics of Nuclear Power (Routledge) and Fact and Fiction in Global Energy Policy (Johns Hopkins University Press) and Empowering the Great Energy Transition (Columbia University Press). The last two books were co-authored with Nobel laureate Marilyn Brown. He has also published more than 30 book chapters and journal articles and is on the editorial boards of the journals, Energy Research and Social Science, AIMS Energy, Sustainability Science and CSR and Environmental Management.
Scott has over 20 years of diverse international business experience specialising in business development and organisational development. Past positions include Executive Vice-President of Vektor Multimedia in charge of Japanese operations (subsequently Sony-Vektor), Managing Director of Asia Pacific Development International, Dean of the British Education College in Tokyo (affiliated with the UK Northern Consortium), and Director of the British Council Training Centre in Taiwan.