Scott McDougall commenced as Commissioner of the Anti-Discrimination Commission Queensland on 8 October 2018 and will become the inaugural Queensland Human Rights Commissioner on 1 July 2019. Prior to his appointment he was the Director and Principal Solicitor at Caxton Legal Centre Inc. in Brisbane.
Since admission to legal practice in 1993 he has worked with and advocated on behalf of diverse marginalised communities. He has conducted major litigation and led program and policy development in a number of areas including discrimination, native title, criminal law, guardianship and coronial inquiries.
He holds a Bachelor of Laws from the Queensland University of Technology.