Sharon Doherty
Chief People and Places Officer



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Sharon Doherty is the Chief People and Places Officer of Finastra. Finastra is the orchestrator of open finance; building and delivering innovative, next-generation technology on its open Fusion software architecture and cloud ecosystem. Doherty has 31 years in the human resources industry. She began her career in 1990.

Before joining Finastra, Doherty was a global HR director of technology at Vodafone and before that an HR & change director at BAA (Heathrow & Terminal 5). Earlier in her career he worked with Marks & Spencer as an HR generalist.

Doherty graduated from The Manchester Metropolitan University with an undergraduate degree in social sciences.



  1. Sharon is the Chief People and Places Officer at Finastra. Finastra’s open cloud platform accelerates collaboration and innovation in financial services, creating better experiences for people, businesses and communities. Sharon is an inspiring leader – dedicated to making Finastra one of the most loved and inclusive fintech employers in the world. She is committed to building an open culture, empowering employees as they support the company’s financial institution customers to accelerate digital transformation and cloud adoption. Her strengths include: A passionate champion for diversity and inclusion at all levels, and a true advocate for the future of finance being open – open technology, cloud-based platforms (like Finastra’s developer platform) which contribute towards opening up the world of finance and driving inclusion. Instrumental in implementing transformative inclusion programs and driving change, Sharon isn’t afraid to take on the big issues – a recent campaign saw Finastra commit to tackling gender bias in AI algorithms that impact consumer finance decision-making. A focused and fast response to the pandemic that saw Finastra move 95% of its workforce to home-working in just one week (made possible in part because of the company’s use of the cloud). Placing employees’ wellbeing front and center during the COVID-19 crisis with initiatives to support health and wellness, and even kids’ clubs to help employees managing home-schooling. A continued focus on wellbeing as we head back into offices around the world. Finastra launched OpenWorking last year, providing employees with the option to work in the office 2+ days a week and at home 2+days a week, a flexible vacation policy so people can take the time they need when they need it, and a digital detox charter to encourage work/life balance. A driver for cultural change in the workplace with an ethos that places diversity and equality as a front-line business priority to deliver to customers and communities. A strong ally to the LGBTQ+ community. A charismatic speaker and thought leader who communicates with passion.

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