Photographic portrait of Ally Scott
I enjoy spending time out in the market talking with people about the reality of running a business, not just what happens on a spreadsheet. That’s what drives me personally and what helps us provide the best service to our clients in Scotland.

Ally Scott

EY Scotland, Head of Strategy and Transactions and UK & I Managing Partner

Managing Partner for EY Scotland. Leads the Scotland Strategy and Transactions team. Corporate finance advisor. Recognised dealmaker with more than 30 years’ experience. Keen golfer.

Ally is the Managing Partner for EY Scotland and he also leads the Strategy and Transactions team. Additionally, he is the Engagement Partner of the firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) and Capital and Debt Advisory work in Scotland.

He joined EY in September 2016 after successfully growing the Corporate Banking brand of a major bank in Scotland for 11 years. During his tenure he presided over a tenfold increase in the scale of its corporate banking operations in Scotland.

Ally has a rich pedigree in mergers and acquisitions, having supported a range of private equity deals and corporate transactions over the last 20 years.

In 2009 he created an Oil & Gas industry team for a previous employer, centred in Aberdeen and London, with specialisms in Offer For Sale (OFS) and Exploration & Production (E&P) and he led a number of landmark deals for the firm.

Ally is member of the Chartered Banking Institute.

How Ally is building a better working world

“Wellbeing within the work place has become more of a talking point among organisations and it’s up to leadership to lead by example and to encourage positive behaviour.

I reaffirmed EY Scotland’s commitment to health and wellbeing at a recent Scotland-wide team gathering which highlighted the support available and was a platform for the launch of our own apps.

People are the heartbeat of our business and ensuring their wellbeing is vital to our performance, reputation and culture. Wellbeing at work is not something we can install like a new software programme - it’s an ongoing, iterative process and something I’m committed to keeping as a priority at leadership level."