Scott Simmons was educated at Bermuda Institute, Bermuda College and the University of Toronto.
His professional career began with the Bermuda Police Department, where he served as a police cadet and a police constable, and further developed at the Bank of Bermuda, specifically in Corporate Banking, Corporate Trust and Global Custody.
He joined the hospitality industry at Princess International's Group of Hotels in Bermuda as Night Manager, Assistant Manager, Director of Security and then Assistant Manager. His experience in smaller hotels included professional development at Cambridge Beaches and the Coral Beach Club.
Scott was a candidate in the last three elections. He has also served as a Public Relations Officer of the PLP, and was appointed Press Secretary to the Premier and Senior Advisor for Media Relations. Following this, he was asked to serve on the Boards of Tourism, Works and Engineering, Immigration and Bermuda National Parks.
Scott is the Chairman of the Board of Immigration and is a Director of the Bermuda Airport Authority.
He has one daughter and lists fishing, running and reading as personal pursuits when time allows.