Scott Mead is a fine art photographer, philanthropist and investor. A Founding Partner of Richmond Park Partners, he was a Partner and Managing Director at Goldman Sachs and a Senior Advisor at Apax Partners.
Scott studied photography under renowned photographers William Eggleston and Emmet Gowin in the mid-1970s, prior to his banking career, and was an active photographer for nearly 15 years. In 2010 he rediscovered his extensive archive in the attic and with the encouragement and guidance of a number of artists and friends, he resumed his artistic voyage.
An exhibition Above the Clouds took place at Hamiltons Gallery in January 2018 featuring works from his book, Above the Clouds, which was published by Prestel in November 2017. His work has been exhibited and collected throughout the world, including being selected to hang in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition every year since 2011. He is currently working on a book, 'Silent Moments', and several exhibitions.
He serves or has served on many boards in the UK and USA including the Tate Foundation Executive Committee, the Photographers’ Gallery, the International Center of Photography, Cambridge University, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, Harvard University, Phillips Academy (Andover) and the Women’s and Men's Tennis Associations (WTA and ATP Tours).
Through the Mead Family Foundation, of which he is Chairman and Founder, he has established several fellowships, endowments and other opportunities for artists, medical researchers, athletes and students.