Andrew Scott became the Director of the National Railway Museum in August 1994 after being in the Museum profession for ten years. Before this, he was a civil engineer in public service and was also closely involved in voluntary work in the railway heritage movement. After appointments in Bradford, he became Director of the London Transport Museum in 1988 leading that museum through a total reorganisation and re-display which opened in 1993.
Andrew Scott is a Chartered Civil Engineer and a Fellow of the Museums Association, of which he is also a Council member. He is also a Council Member of the Association of Independent Museums, a trustee of the Channel Tunnel Museum and a Director of the York Tourism Bureau Ltd.