Sharon McGowan joined the Stroke Foundation as Chief Executive Officer in 2016
Having spent her career in the health sector, Sharon has a wealth of experience and expertise. Sharon is an experienced communicator, with a background in management, community engagement, culture transformation, health promotion, fundraising and the volunteer service. Originally trained as a registered nurse, Sharon has worked in Australia and the UK with a range of government statutory authorities and not-for-profit organisations.
Sharon holds a Masters of Business Administration from Cranfield University and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Acutely aware of the devastating impact that a stroke can have on survivors and their family members, Sharon is passionate about bringing government, health professionals and the broader community together to fight this terrible disease. Sharon aims to make a real difference by inc