Gwent 2018/2019

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High Sheriff

Sharon Linnard

2 Fields Park Crescent, Newport, Gwent NP20 5BN

The High Sheriff of Gwent 2018-19 is Sharon Linnard. Sharon grew up in Newport and attended St Julian’s High School before reading History
at Bristol University.

Sharon’s career was split between the public and private sectors, starting with the Bank of England in London. After returning home to get married, she was appointed to the Senior Civil Service and joined the then Inland Revenue where she trained and served for seven years as a Tax Inspector. Sharon next moved to KPMG where she qualified as a chartered accountant and became a Senior Partner. After twenty years with the firm she moved back to the public sector and joined the then Welsh Assembly Government’s Senior Civil Service becoming a Director and serving for seven years before retiring.

Sharon was the first woman President of Newport and Gwent Chamber of Commerce. She contributed to community matters throughout her career, offering financial and business advice over the years to charities such as Chwarae Teg and the NSPCC. She was a member of the Bangor Business School Advisory Board and the University of Wales Newport Audit Committee.

During her year as High Sheriff, in addition to the formal duties associated with the role, Sharon’s priorities include furthering the work of the Gwent High Sheriffs’ Community Fund by seeking to extend the involvement of local businesses and other partners. Sharon will offer her support to youth social action projects particularly those which promote inter-generational activities and contacts. She will also support her Chaplain in his work on the interfaith agenda.

Sharon is married to David and they have one son,Philip.

Under Sheriff

Mr David T Bowen

Victoria Chambers, 11 Clytha Park Road, Newport, Gwent NP20 4PB


2017/2018 High Sheriff
J K L Thomas Esq JP

2016/2017 High Sheriff
A J Clay Esq

2015/2016 High Sheriff
Lieutenant Colonel A S Tuggey CBE DL

2014/2015 High Sheriff
Mrs G A Sheddick OBE

2013/2014 High Sheriff
M A MacFarlane Esq

2012/2013 High Sheriff
H Elizabeth Murray

2011/2012 High Sheriff
Lady Hayman-Joyce

2010/2011 High Sheriff
W H Phillips Esq JP
Crosskeys, Newport

2009/2010 High Sheriff
S J B Hughes Esq FCA CF

2008/2009 High Sheriff
Mrs J E Child JP