Sharon is originally from Manchester and moved to Lincolnshire in 1992.
She graduated from Oxford with a degree in Chemistry and trained as a Chartered Accountant and qualified in 1994.
Since then, she has worked predominantly in the public sector, holding senior finance posts in the NHS, local authority and education sectors.
At the Radiotherapy Centre at Lincoln County Hospital, as Assistant Director of Finance, she took the finance lead on a project to secure £10M of Department of Health funding to transfer Radiotherapy to a new purpose-built facility at Lincoln County Hospital.
Sharon has worked on the merger of Lincoln, Boston and Grantham acute trusts to form the United Lincolnshire NHS Trust. As a member of the Lincoln Executive team and the merger team, she was responsible for establishing the budgets for the merged organisation.
She has also been involved in a number of significant capital projects whilst at City of Lincoln Council providing financial advice from initial viability and funding, through to project completion and ongoing service consequences.