With over 25 years’ experience in the recruitment industry, we are fortunate to have Sharon as a Senior Consultant in the Human Resources, Finance and Senior Leadership space. After graduating from the University of Waikato with a Social Science degree, Sharon began her earlier career in Investment and Merchant Banking in Wellington. Driven by people and building relationships, Sharon found her niche at a specialist Accounting and Finance recruitment consultancy as a consultant. Sharon’s proven results and leadership skills saw her move to becoming the Executive Director of the consultancy in 1994. A natural leader due to her experience and strong people skills, Sharon furthermore took on multiple Senior Leadership positions over a lucrative career spanning more than 20 years. Having been a successful member of senior leadership teams within recruitment, Sharon’s business-performance accountability and commercial experience gives her an all-round appreciation of business issues and the executive competencies required by organisations.
I like being connected with the world of business. There are a lot of other jobs I could do but working with people as they develop their careers and build their organisations and knowing I have a positive effect on their success is so rewarding for me.
My Desert Island, 3 things that I would take
Three things I would like to take are; a boat, a picnic basket packed with delicious food and drinks and a sun umbrella.
I like to refresh the non-commercial side of my brain and get outdoors firstly with exercise; a yoga class, running, a game of tennis, and boating or skiing occasionally. I like to keep an eye on the contemporary art world reading a magazine like Art New Zealand, Art News or seeing an exhibition here or in Australia. Catching up with a friend or two over a long black or a glass of chardonnay or Pinot Noir is perfect. With some music and sunshine, I am pretty happy.
At 21 I survived 21 days on an Outward Bound Course. In my 20’s and 30’s I travelled Europe with a base in London and on one trip back to Auckland I spent 6 weeks in Africa, travelling on the back of a truck. Another success was building up and then selling a great business in my 40’s.
If not in the HR and Recruitment industry I would like to be an Interior Designer or Architect specialising in high-end residential property, building beautiful homes.