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Sharanne Basham-Pyke

Sharanne is the Director of Shad Consultancy Ltd providing professional business advice to the private, public and third sectors.

She also has a portfolio career as a Business Angel to a number of small businesses that range from start-ups to established organisations but all with a common theme – the desire to grow.

Sharanne’s background is the corporate world, joining BT in 1999 from a background in management consultancy. Her experience includes customers in government, global private sector and the third sector.

Sharanne led initiatives for Strategy and Business Planning in BT Global Services (£7.8BN). She led a major expansion programme for BT Conferencing in Europe, Middle East and Asia and Latin America. She also led the stakeholder engagement for ‘Unlocking the Talent’ - a programme established by Chair of BT, Sir Mike Rake, to embed triple bottom line thinking across BT globally.

Prior to this, Sharanne was seconded to Business in the Community to lead the Low Carbon Zone Programme in the Heads of the Valleys. The programme received notable praise from the private, public and third sectors as well as Welsh Assembly Ministers and HRH, The Prince of Wales.

Previously, as Client Operations Director for Devolved Government in Wales, Sharanne was responsible for building BT's business for all government transformational, ICT and traditional business in Wales. She managed a large team of resources and developed strategic partnerships to significantly grow this sector in Wales. Revenues were in excess of £40M pa.

She is a Board Member of Cardiff Business School’s International Advisory Board, a member of the Sustainable Places Research Institute International Board, mentor to a senior police officer and an engineer from Rolls-Royce, a facilitator and leadership coach for the Campaign for Leadership (former Industrial Society), a campaigner for Welsh language education and awareness groups, and a former Board Member for a Wales based Housing Association where she was also a member of the Audit and Remuneration Committees.

Sharanne lives in Newport, South Wales. She is married with two children who both attended Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw – a Welsh language school.