Alistair Scott

Actor & Communications Coach

I’m Alistair Scott, an actor, communications coach, and occasional singer and writer. I am also the chairman of a fantastic charity called The Wheelyboat Trust.

I have a great passion for acting and have been lucky enough to enjoy a successful career in the financial services industry. Combining my technical training for the stage with my extensive business experience, I now offer my services as a communications coach, helping to improve presentation skills and personal impact for individuals and teams, looking at content and performance.


After a reasonably sensible early career in the UK Civil Service and then in the financial world, in my mid 40s I retrained as an actor at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (MA Classical Acting). I am lucky to have had extensive experience of classical theatre both before Central, particularly when I was based in Asia, and thereafter. My acting work has also included repertory theatre, touring productions, the West End, new writing projects and devised pieces, as well as commercials and film work.



Alongside my acting work I also work as a communications coach, combining my technical training for the stage with my extensive business experience – as a managing director of a major financial services firm I delivered hundreds of presentations to companies, investors, governments and regulators.


Other Interests

I am a keen, “late-developing” singer. A few years ago I joined the Crouch End Festival Chorus, regarded as one of the UK’s leading symphonic choirs, and have sung at the Proms, at venues such as the Barbican and the Royal Festival Hall, in choirs for Ennio Morricone and Andrea Bocelli and in recording sessions for films (“Rocketman”) and TV (“Good Omens”).

My writing work is usually related to travel and/or fishing for publications such as Asia Sentinel or Elite Havens newsletter. Articles have ranged from fishing in Bhutan and Mongolia, the impact of Hinduism on Balinese culture, and villa life in Thailand. I have also been the subject of a few articles myself, particularly relating to my change of career (click on an article to read more!).

The Wheelyboat Trust

The Wheelyboat Trust is a small but very effective charity providing mobility, learning and sensory impaired people of all ages with independent access to activities such as nature watching, pleasure boating, powerboating and angling in our uniquely designed wheelchair-accessible Wheelyboats.

We are a small charity that achieves great things: we help venues that are open to the public acquire Wheelyboats for the benefit of their disabled visitors and we help groups and organisations acquire Wheelyboats for their own use. So far we have supplied 200 Wheelyboats to lochs, lakes, rivers, canals and reservoirs all over the UK. As far as we know there is no other charity designing, building, funding and supplying this type of craft anywhere in Europe.

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