Sharon has her career in broadcasting and media and has extensive experience in leadership at board-level for a diverse array of organisations. Alongside a senior thirty-year career with the BBC, has developed a portfolio of director and committee positions spanning the public and third sectors. In all capacities, crafts comprehensive strategies targeting operational improvements, delivering these through expansive change programmes and transformations. Has planned and executed the launch or coverage of some of Scotland’s and the UK’s highest profile events, utilising a specialism in forging lasting partnerships among internal and external stakeholders to ensure successful delivery. Passionate about peer development, has championed impactful apprenticeship and diversity initiatives.
As Editor Music Events, Partnerships and Online for BBC Scotland. She was responsible for music output and large events for Radio Scotland and cross-platform events, which include programmes and events e.g. The Commonwealth Games, BBC Biggest Weekend, The Quay Sessions, Another Country, Travelling Folk, Get it On, BBC at the Quay and many more.
Sharon has led BBC Scotland’s Music Day output with several ambitious programmes including concerts at the Barrowland with Travis and the BBC SSO. She also launched and curated the BBC Scotland Singer/Songwriter inaugural award. She was the BBC Project Executive for the Commonwealth Games, responsible for content across radio, television and online on all genres of programming, working closely with internal and external partners and stakeholders. As Project Director of the 17 day Cultural Festival, BBC at the Quay, that accompanied the BBC sporting coverage of the Games, Sharon curated a programme of music, speech, comedy, sport and events that engaged all ages.
Prior to this role, she led BBC Scotland’s Olympic editorial proposition including the Olympic Torch coverage in Scotland and put in place the structures for delivery of the Commonwealth Games. She has worked in radio for many years producing content for many networks launching a new digital music station and was Managing Editor of Radio Scotland with responsibility for the Kaye Adams programme and MacAulay and Co, during that period she implemented the change programme for radio when BBC Scotland moved to its new headquarters at Pacific Quay.
As a passionate ambassador for nurturing talent she designed, delivered and led the BBC Scotland Apprenticeship programme.
Sharon is also a Director on the Scottish Music Industry Association and has been involved with several charities.