With more than 20 years’ experience operating at an executive level within FTSE 50 organisations working across marketing, sales, and strategy and operations, her professional expertise has helped the charities we support to improve their working practices and help more people.
Qualifying as an accountant in Australia, Sharon has more than 30 years’ accounting experience, and has worked across a range of sectors and countries. She also obtained an MBA from The University of Strathclyde Business School.
Sharon spent over six years in Scotland’s largest independent provider of children’s residential and fostering services, giving her a robust understanding of the needs of looked after children and the impact that adverse childhood experiences can have. This motivated her desire to strengthen the third sector and improve the lives of young people.
In her spare time, Sharon enjoys travelling across the world, but is also very contented travelling across Scotland in her campervan.
The Thrive Outdoors team has today (Monday 12 February 2024) launched a new website to showcase the work of the fund and share resources with the play and outdoor sector. The new site will be a hub for outdoor play champions, offering support, guidance and resources – a one-stop-shop for practitioners, education professionals and childmindersRead More
We kicked off the new year by hosting the first online conference of its kind in Scotland – Infant Mental Health: Babies in Scotland 2024. This event was in partnership with the Scottish Government and was our biggest event yet with 588 people attending on the day. It was incredible to get that manyRead More
The Scottish Government has recently asked for views on their proposed Care Leavers Payment. As Scotland’s national mentoring programme for children and young people with care experience, our Fund Manager Christine was in a unique position to gather valuable insights from the young people this will affect. Here’s what she found out… In myRead More