UK, Executive Director of Collections & Estate, National Museum Liverpool (NML)
Sharon is Executive Director of Collections & Estate at National Museums Liverpool (NML), a nationally-funded museum organization in the North West of England. She has responsibility for NML's 8 museums; internationally important collections totaling some 4 million objects, and also for exhibition programming across the museums.
As Executive Director, Sharon led the development of the £73 million Museum of Liverpool for a decade between 2002 and 2012 heading both the building development and the exhibition content teams, ensuring a seamless marriage of content and architecture and community participation.
Sharon is currently Vice Chairman of INTERCOM, ICOM's international committee on management.
Sharon joined National Museums Liverpool in 2002. Prior to this she was at Tyne and Wear Museums, where she headed up major museum capital development projects at both strategic and delivery levels. She was also Senior Curator for Segedunum Roman Fort & Baths and Stephenson Railway Museum.
Sharon has lectured nationally and internationally on museum leadership, sector benchmarking, team development and managing change, museums and regeneration and on delivering large scale capital projects. She is a graduate of the Getty Foundation's Museums Management Institute (University of California at Berkeley).