Ian Scott

Ian Scott

Audit Partner: Owner-managed Businesses



Ian completed his articles at Welby Steward, a founding firm of BDO Spencer Steward whilst completing night studies at the University of Cape Town. After a secondment with BDO in London and overseas travel, he returned to Cape Town and became a partner in 1990. He became the managing partner in 1999.

Ian enjoys adding value and assisting clients to improve their businesses and processes. He has served as a director and trustee on a number of boards and is known for his hands-on practical advice, and problem-solving abilities.

Ian' role as Managing Partner requires him to serve on the Executive Committee of the Firm. He also takes an active interest in marketing and business development.

Ian' sector experience includes:

  • Start-ups
  • Owner Managed Businesses
  • Property
  • Franchises
  • Manufacturing
  • Farming
  • Hospitality
  • Trusts


  • Chartered Accountant South Africa