Sharon was appointed to the Board on 16 September 2013. Other board roles include being non-executive director and chairman of the audit committees of Fidelity Special Values plc, Celtic plc and McColls Retail Group plc. She is also a non executive director of Jupiter European Opportunities Trust PLC and Baillie Gifford Japan Trust plc. She also holds directorships in The Crieff Food Company Limited and Tomorrow’s People Trust Limited. Sharon was the finance director and company secretary of Dobbies Garden Centres. She is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Management Accountants.