Sharon Brown is the managing director of Sharon Brown and Associates, a highly successful ICT, sales and management consultancy team of professionals. Ms Brown is an adjunct associate professor in the School of Computer and Security Science within the Faculty of Computing, Health and Science at Edith Cowan University. She is also a director of WANRI, the Western Australian Neurological Research Institute. Ms Brown has over 35 years' experience in sales and delivery in the ICT industry whilst holding senior management and business development roles, and was the Telstra Business Woman of the Year
in Western Australia for 1999. She has chaired and held numerous board positions in ICT, local and federal government, as well as not-for-profit companies.