Sharon is CEO and Artistic Director of Music Network, Ireland’s national music touring and development organisation.
Sharon’s role includes strategic planning, leading on development and implementation of organisational policy and programmes, fundraising, nurturing relationships with strategic partners and external bodies at national level, and financial and general management of the organisation.
Sharon has a wealth of experience in working across art forms in Ireland north and south. Previous positions include Touring and Outreach Manager at Moving on Music Ltd. and Education Programme Manager at the Crafts Council of Ireland. Sharon joined Music Network as Performance Programmes Manager in 2008 and was appointed CEO in 2012.
Sharon holds a BA Hons. in Fine Craft Design: Silversmithing and Jewellery Specialism from University of Ulster. She has completed the DeVos Institute of Arts Management, University of Maryland: Planning for Success in the Arts – a Capacity Building Intensive for Arts Managers and Boards, and the Advanced Leadership Programme at Timoney Institute.