Sharon joined the Trust in December 2017. She has considerable operational management experience and has held Executive Director posts in two Acute Trusts before joining the Trust. Sharon spent much of her career in various roles at Newcastle and Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust before taking up her Executive posts including the Trust Service Improvement Lead and the Directorate manager for the Regional Neurosciences Centre.

She has a track record for delivery and is passionate about excellent patient care and staff development.

Sharon was appointed as a second Deputy Chief Executive at ELHT in January 2023.