Sharon Warburton

Non-executive Director

Sharon joined the Board in August 2019 and was appointed Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee in November 2019. She holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting and Business Law) from Curtin University, and is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and the AICD.

Sharon has extensive board and executive experience in corporate strategy, business operations, finance, accounting and risk management, particularly in the resources, construction, infrastructure and property sectors, along with significant expertise in governance and remuneration.

She is currently a director of Karlka Nyiyaparli Aboriginal Corporation, Northern Star Resources, South32 Limited, Thiess Group Holdings Pty Limited and Worley. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Curtin University’s Faculty of Business and Law.

Sharon’s previous board experience includes as a director of Blackmores Limited, Gold Road Resources, Perth Children's Hospital Foundation, Western Power and NEXTDC, Chairman of the Northern Australian Infrastructure Facility, and as a director and Co-Deputy Chairman of Fortescue Metals Group.  She was also a part time member of the Australian Government's Takeovers Panel.

In her executive career, Sharon was previously Executive Director Strategy and Finance, at Brookfield Multiplex, and before that held senior management roles with ALDAR Properties PJSC in the United Arab Emirates, Citigroup in Sydney and Rio Tinto in London and Perth.

In 2014, Sharon was awarded WA Telstra Business Woman of the Year.

Wesfarmers Committee Memberships:
Chairman of the Audit and Risk committee, and a member of the Nomination committee.