Having founded Thornton in 2000, Sharon became the Isle of Man’s first Chartered Financial Planner in 2009 and UK President of the Personal Finance Society for the year 2017/18 having been first elected to the board in 2012.
She was awarded the Chartered Insurance Institute’s Award ‘Building Public Trust in Life and Pensions in 2019 for her work in leading the profession. She played a major part in setting up and leading the PFS Financial Planners Practitioner panel (aka the Power Panel!) which she chaired from 2017 to 2020.
Born in the Isle of Man, Sharon is married to fellow Director Jools and together they enjoy cycling, running and skiing with their son Luke. Both Sharon and Jools are passionate about their island home and investing back in their island community having supported a number of the island’s up and coming sportspeople, and various local charities.