Sharon is originally from Australia, and lived in the UK for over 30 years, before retiring to Portugal. Sharon now lives back in the UK for the majority of her time but still visits Portugal on a regular basis.
Her first job was working for an Australian bank for 6 years before deciding to travel to the UK in the early 70’s. It was here that she married and had her family. Sharon’s working life has always been with accounts and money, dealing with auditors, VAT inspections and payroll so she understands the needs of small businesses and organisations and the importance of accurate accounts and transparency required from those in authority of any organisation.
Sharon is a former IWP President, Membership Secretary, Events Organiser, Writer and Proof-reader for IWP’s old publication “A Janela”, a joint Activity Captain, and created and now manages the IWP Public Facebook page.
As a former member of the executive board, she is familiar with the needs and demands that they can experience. Sharon is familiar with the role of an auditor from her working life and is not afraid to ask difficult questions.
IWP has been invaluable to Sharon, and it continues to play a important role in her life in these testing times.