Sharon joined the Friends of the Elderly Board of Trustees in April 2018.
Her passion for elderly and dementia care derived from personal family circumstances. Sharon has been involved with Friends of the Elderly in a voluntary capacity as a committee member for several years before becoming a trustee and board member.
She qualified as a restructuring lawyer in 1999 where she gained considerable experience advising boards, large corporates and professional services partners before deciding to change career and move to the financial services industry in 2009. Following this, Sharon worked for a high street bank for many years where she was involved in a diverse and fascinating number of projects that enhanced her knowledge and skill set and gave her insight into how customers from SME businesses to large corporates operate; and an understanding of the media, political and regulatory landscape. She is also a Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) accredited mediator.
Sharon sits on Friends of the Elderly’s Resources and Investment Committee.