Sharon Sutton FPFS
Chartered Financial Planner
Managing Director of Thornton Associates Ltd, Chartered
Financial Planners, Sharon was the Isle of Man's first Chartered
Financial Planner. Sharon specialises in the provision of
multi-jurisdictional financial planning for individuals, their
businesses and trusts. She believes in educating people to take
control of their lives through financial planning so they can seek
to achieve their dreams and don't run out of money.
Sharon is a Fellow of the Personal Finance Society (Chartered
Insurance Institute) and was Chairman of the Isle of Man Region
from its inauguration until 2012. She was also the President of the
Isle of Man Insurance & Financial Services Institute and
President for the year 2011/12 which saw the centenary celebration
of the CII and the 25th anniversary of the Isle of Man
She is highly committed to her clients and to her profession and
strongly believes that the best way to demonstrate this is through
on-going personal development both of herself and of her team,
meaning that they are all taking or have taken higher
Thornton became the first offshore Chartered Financial Planning
Firm in 2009 and in 2012 became SIFA's first and currently only
Sharon strives to balance a busy work life with the demands of
raising a young son, now 7 years old. Her work ethic is sustained
through family and team support, good time management and by trying
to work smarter.
Her main goals outside Thornton are to drive forward
professionalism and ethics within the Financial Planning community.
Throughout 2012 she was involved in the promotion of Chartered
Financial Planner as a professional career of choice via 'Discover
Fortunes' delivery to the Island's secondary schools with the local
PFS team (and through the recruitment of an Economics undergraduate
for work experience throughout 2012 and this year).
In her spare time she is a keen cyclist and competed for the
Isle of Man in the Manchester Commonwealth Games. Her sister and
her family live in Colorado so she needs little excuse to pursue
her other hobby, skiing.
Sharon was appointed Co-opted Adviser to the board in July 2012
becoming Vice President in 2014.