Sharon is a Global Expert in Intelligent Transport Systems and Future Mobility with over 19 years experience in the industry including as ITS Director for Transport for New South Wales, in Australia; CEO of Kapsch TrafficCom Ltd and serving tenure as Chairman of ITS UK. She has an Honours Degree in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from the University of the West of England and an MBA from the University of Durham. Sharon is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation (CIHT), The Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Women’s Engineering Society. Sharon has most recently been working as a freelance consultant in the fields of ITS, Smart Cities and Future Mobility across the Globe and is a mentor to a number of innovative international start-ups in the field of AI and approaches to achieving net-Zero. She lives in Ely in Cambridgeshire with her son and enjoys walking very long distances across the Fens. She has an interest in medieval and older history and is a volunteer at the Prickwillow Engine Museum.