Sharon has worked in the public and voluntary sector, social care and supported housing sectors for more than 30 years. A qualified social worker and housing professional, Sharon became Chief Executive Officer of Skills for Care in 2010, having previously been CEO of a large social care and supported housing organisation. Sharon is a member of the Think Local, Act Personal (TLAP) Programme Board and Chair of Operations Committee of the CHS Group (Housing Association) in Cambridge. Sharon was awarded an OBE in June 2015 for services to social care, homeless people and housing. She will shortly begin as Chief Executive of the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity, which supports people with a life-limiting illness and those who need end-of-life care.