Scott Buchholz believes that he shouldn’t ask any of his staff to do a shift or job he hasn’t done himself. It is a leadership mantra which served him well in his 25 years in the transport industry in Queensland. Until recently, Scott was a Director of CQX and Toowoomba Express Couriers. Both businesses were on forwarders to regional Queensland for companies such as Wards Skyroads, Mayne Nickless, Comet, TNT, and Toll Express.
Prior to starting his own businesses, Scott’s interest in economics stemmed from his time in the finance industry with Australian Guarantee Limited (AGC) where he got his start in the Credit Department. From there he expanded his Commercial and Agri-Finance skill sets, working with rural businesses across Queensland.
Scott’s 8 years of service on Australia’s Standing Committee on Economics saw him provide oversight of the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA), the Australian Prudential Regulatory Authority (APRA), the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB), the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC), the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) and the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX), along with other review bodies.
Scott’s business background means he is a staunch advocate for small businesses. He founded the Parliamentary Friends of Small Business in this spirit, to give small business issues a higher priority and a strong voice in Australia’s Parliament.
Recently at the twenty-sixth annual meeting of the Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum in Hanoi, Vietnam Scott was elected Chairman of Counter Terrorism Sub Group by 26 participating countries. He also was a member of the Parliamentary Delegation to the United States of America and Canada on Energy Security, and was a member of the official parliamentary delegation to China by the Economics Committee.
In addition to his recent re-appointment to the Ministry as Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport, Scott previously served as Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport.