Scott Farquhar

Co-founder and Co-CEO, Atlassian

BSc, 2003 / Co-op Program (BIT)

About Scott

Scott Farquhar is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Atlassian, a collaboration software company that helps teams organise, discuss and complete shared work. More than 120,000 large and small organisations across the world, including companies like ANZ Bank, Citrix, Dominos, Qantas, Twilio and Visa, use Atlassian’s collaboration products to help their teams work better together. 

In 2015, Scott helped spearhead Pledge 1%, a corporate philanthropy movement dedicated to making the community a key stakeholder in every business. Atlassian and almost 4,000 companies around the world have joined the movement.

In 2016 both Scott alongside Co-Founder and Co-CEO Mike Cannon-Brookes were awarded AFR's 'Australian Business Person of the Year' and in 2017, Forbes named them on their ‘Global Game Changers’ list.

Scott graduated from UNSW in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science (Business Information Technology) as a UNSW Co-Op scholar, is a member of the Australian Computer Society, Young President's Organisation and the UNSW Business School Alumni Leaders Network. Atlassian is a sponsor of the UNSW Co-op Program - supporting other students to achieve their potential.

Outside of Atlassian, Scott co-founded a private investment fund, Skip Capital, which focuses on fast-growing technology companies, with a particular interest in the intersection of big data and health.