After completing her MBA at Aberdeen Business School she joined their leadership team in a newly created Centre for Entrepreneurship that provided practical support to high growth companies. Sharon then moved on to the University of Edinburgh to run their technology incubator platform and led the development of the Science Park as Director of the Edinburgh Technopole.
Sharon was then appointed as Chief Executive of The Scottish Institute for Enterprise, a partnership of all twenty of Scotland’s higher education institutions. She was a board member of the government driven Science Enterprise Centre’s and the National Council for Graduate Entrepreneurship. Sharon Sharon also served as a Trustee of the Glasgow School of Art for three terms.
In 2007 she became founding chief executive of the UK India Business Council (UKIBC), where she built the foundations of the organization; creating the brand, expanding its network, developing its outreach and engagement programs and building the organisations team in the UK and India. Responsible for organising the British Prime Minister’s and Ministerial visits to India, she also sat on Her Majesty’s Treasury Sherpa’s committee for economic and financial dialogue with India and she led the organisation of the UK India bi-lateral trade talks. Sharon also served a Trustee of the Glasgow School of Art for three terms
From 2012 Sharon was chief executive of AMBA, (the Association of MBA’s) the global MBA accrediting body, where she spearheaded a strategic global expansion, visiting over 100 leading business schools worldwide as part of the initiative.
Sharon has always combined a passion for internationalization, global higher education and entrepreneurship to great effect.
Sharon is also Chairman of Chynoweth Technologies, a high tech investment company and is currently on the International Business Advisory Board for Waikato Management School, New Zealand.