Scott Wharton

Scott Wharton

Bachelor of Laws (2009)

Executive General Manager, Strategy & Performance, Commonwealth Bank

Scott is a global leader with broad experience across the operations, technology, shared services and finance areas of an organisation. He has particular expertise in large scale, complex change programs and performance improvement initiatives. Scott has held executive positions in Financial Services and the Not-For-Profit sectors spanning the United States, Asia and Australia.

"UTS provided a well rounded education that developed more than my knowledge. My time there also developed my ability to think creatively about solving problems in an increasingly complex world."

Scott is currently the Global Head of Enterprise Supply Chain for Citigroup based in New York City. In this role Scott leads a global team based in over 50 countries, providing operations and technology, risk management, supply chain and productivity solutions to Citigroup businesses.

Scott also serves on the Board of Columbia Business School’s Deming Center for Quality, Productivity and Competitiveness; and the Business Council of the American Australian Association in New York City.

Prior to his current position, Scott held the position of Global Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) of Citigroup based in New York City. Scott was recognized as Global Leader Of The Year at the 2014 Procurement Leader Awards in London. This was a cross-industry award.

Before moving to the United States, Scott was Citigroup’s Asia-Pacific Head of Productivity and Corporate Services based in Hong Kong. In this role he led the Asia-Pacific region’s productivity program, and also managed key shared services teams across the region. Prior to joining Citigroup in 2010, Scott held executive positions with other banks in Asia and Australia.

Scott commenced his corporate career with PwC Consulting based in Australia, specializing in business transformation. Scott holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Sydney, a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Technology Sydney, an Executive MBA from INSEAD, an Executive MBA from Tsinghua University in Beijing, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and  Supply.