Sharon has a passion for cultural heritage and joined the National Trust of Zimbabwe Board of Trustees Executive Council in 2009 and has held the position of vice chair since 2014. A Chartered Environmental Scientist by profession, she holds a BSc (Hons) Environmental Studies and Biology, is a member of The Institution of Environmental Sciences (UK) (MIEnvSc) and a Member of the European Network of Environmental Professionals.
She sits on the Environment Africa Board and the Business Council for Sustainable Development Zimbabwe Committee for Climate Change. Sharon says that she has the mind of a scientist and the heart of an artist. She is the ex-chair of the Friends of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe and ex-vice chair for the Hellenic Academy Arts Committee.
Sharon is a senior consulting partner with Black Crystal providing innovative and sustainable solutions for environmental management. She is a registered Consultant with the Environmental Management Agency. She uses her knowledge and understanding of the environment to further the aims of sustainable development. As education is a major key to sustainability she is dedicated to raising environmental awareness and takes pleasure in supporting the next generation of scientists and environmentalists. She is a mentor for young graduates locally and for The Institution of Environmental Sciences.
Sharon is married to Wayne and has one daughter, Samantha. She loves travelling, writing, reading, photography, performing arts, historical places, art and most of all spending time in the bush.