Sharon Warburton has been appointed an Adjunct Professor at Curtin University. She is a Curtin alum and has been a leading Western Australian business executive for many years.
Prior to taking on her new role at the university, Warburton has consistently smashed glass ceilings in the male-dominated construction industry. She is also a highly respected company director in the mining and infrastructure sectors. She now champions flexibility, equal pay and diversity in the workplace.
Graduating from Curtin University with a business degree in 1990, Warburton has held numerous influential roles in Sydney, Perth, London and Abu Dhabi across her 25-year career.
In 2013, she joined the board of Fortescue Metals Group as a Non-Executive Director. She is now the Co-Deputy Chairman. She also holds Non-Executive Director positions at WorleyParsons Limited, Gold Road Resources Limited and NEXTDC Limited.
In 2015, she was a winner at the Women’s Agenda Leadership Awards, taking home the Mentor of the Year title.
She was also named a finalist in the 2015 Westpac AFR 100 Women of Influence. In 2017, she was awarded the Professional Achievement Award at the Curtin University Alumni Achievement Awards.
Curtin University Faculty of Business and Law Pro Vice-Chancellor Professor Nigel de Bussy is happy to announce Warburton’s appointment to the faculty.
“Over her significant career, Warburton has held high-profile roles for Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF), Western Power, and Brookfield Multiplex. She is also the current Director of the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation and Patron of the Curtin Business School’s Women in MBA Scholarship Program,” Professor de Bussy said.
.@curtinalumni and leading #WAbusiness executive, @SharonWarburton has been smashing glass ceilings in the male-dominated #construction and #mining industries, and has just been appointed as an Adjunct Professor @CurtinUni! Welcome, Sharon!
— Curtin University (@CurtinUni) April 12, 2019
“As part of her new role at Curtin, Warburton will provide advice on business and industry trends, economic and business development, and support the development of networks and partnerships that ensure the Faculty of Business and Law remains industry relevant.
“Warburton’s commitment to improving diversity, workplace flexibility, pay equality and retention in the construction and mining industries makes her a champion for other females looking to advocate for change and advance their careers in these industries.”