With 18+ years working in philanthropy & grant making, responsible for managing the distribution of funds in excess of £100m to good causes across the UK, Sharon is a passionate advocate for investing in, and providing a voice to, marginalised communities.
Formerly Head of Funding at the National Lottery Community Fund where she led complex funding portfolios across England, Sharon now has her own company working with funders, philanthropists and social purpose organisations sharing her wealth of experience across the sector. Clients include the Rio Ferdinand Foundation, Youth Futures Foundation and Football for Peace. She is also Vice Chair of the Co-op Foundation, the charitable arm of the Co-op Group.
In her spare time, Sharon like to keep active through her
love of all sport and is a lifelong Manchester United supporter!