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Sharon Warburton

Sharon Warburton

Over 25 years in the construction and mining sectors and Founder of Steel Heels, Sharon Warburton is passionate about sharing her experiences and mentoring emerging leaders.

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Sharon Warburton's Biography

Sharon has been smashing glass ceilings within the construction and mining sectors throughout her 25+ year career. She is the 2014 WA Telstra Business Woman of the Year and a 2015 Finalist for the Westpac AFR 100 Women of Influence.


After an executive career in strategy and finance roles based in Perth, Sydney, London and Abu Dhabi, Sharon is now a full time Chairman and Non-Executive Company Director.


She joined the board of FMG in 2013 as a Non-Executive Director. She now chairs the FMG Remuneration and Nominations Committee and is a member of the Audit & Risk Committee. She is a Non-Executive Director for Western Power and Gold Road Resources Limited as well as a Director of the fund raising NFP Foundation for the Perth Children’s Hospital. She is also an Advisory Board Member for the Curtin Business School Asia Business Centre.


Sharon became the Chairman of the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) on 1 July 2016. The NAIF offers up to $5 billion over 5 years in concessional finance to encourage and complement private sector investment in infrastructure that benefits Northern Australia. This may include developments in airports, communications, energy, ports, rail and water.


Educated in Exmouth and Perth, Sharon holds a bachelor’s degree from Curtin University of Technology and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She is also a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Building.


Sharon champions flexibility, diversity and work life balance and places a high priority on sharing her own experiences.


Sharon mentors thousands of emerging leaders through her digital mentoring platform.