Awarded the Black British Business Award for Leader in Science, Technology, Engineering & Medicine in 2019, Sharon is an active and passionate advocate for diversity and social mobility.
The tumultuous year of 2020 led to the global realisation that people’s lived experiences have not been historically fully seen and opportunities have not been equitable for all. Reflecting on the movements, such as Black Lives Matter, Sharon believes that we all have a responsibility to continually nudge progress in terms of equity, playing a part to level access for youth across all communities to learning opportunities that build confidence. She is enthused by nurturing young people and adult volunteers in their personal growth and development and is looking forward to playing a part in TSA, an organisation rooted in youth prosperity and support, making an impactful change to our national society.
Sharon comes from a working-class background with a proud West Indian heritage where she was first in her family to attend university. She is a Chartered Civil Engineer and Director working for Arup, specialising in rail and asset management with over 25 years’ experience incorporating safety, risk, assurance, and governance into projects and infrastructure business operations for longer term strategic direction.
This role allows Sharon to bring together her discipline as an engineer and her skillset of enacting organisational impactful changes and enhancing the delivery of core objectives.