Sharon White, OBE

CEO, School and Public Health Nurses Association

Sharon White is a qualified nurse, midwife, and school nurse with over 40 years’ experience of working with children, young people, and families. Most of this time has been spent in the community at operational, managerial, and strategic levels. Prior to her departure from the NHS, she was Designated nurse for safeguarding/looked after children in across a large city.

Sharon has recently stepped down from a 12-year tenure as Co-Chair of School Nurses International and is now full-time dedicated as Chief Executive Officer of the School and Public Health Nurses Association (SAPHNA). She is recognised as a global expert on School and Public Health Nursing and as a passionate advocate for children, young people, and their families, as such, she works across national and international Government Departments influencing, challenging and developing policy whilst driving forward the school nursing profession.
Sharon is recognised as an expert in her field and, as such, works in an advisory capacity at local, national, and international level. She is an experienced and well recognised international presenter and published author.

Sharon is humbled and honoured to have received the Order of the British Empire in the Queens New Year’s Honours list for 2015
In her ‘spare time’, she is mum to 2, grandmother to 2 +2 and God- mum to too many to recall!