Sharon White grew up in Leyton, east London, as the daughter of Jamaican parents who came to the UK in the 1950s. She got an MSc in Economics from University College London before joining the Civil Service in 1989 after studying Economics at Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge. She is the Chief Executive Officer of Ofcom at the moment (the regulator for the British communications industry). From 2012 to 2013, she served as the Director-General of Government Spending. She was named Second Permanent Secretary at the Treasury in 2013, making her one of Whitehall’s most influential women. She was the first black woman and only the second black woman to hold the position of permanent secretary at the Treasury.
The relationship status of the government employee is “happily married”. Robert Chote is the man she tied the knot with. At the British Embassy in Washington, DC, Robert works as a market analyst. In 1997, while working at the British Embassy in Washington, DC, Sharon met and married Robert.
Since 2010, Mr Chote has led the Office of Budget Responsibility as its administrator. They have two children together, and the couple has been dubbed “Mr Furthermore and Mrs Treasury” by the media.
Before joining the British common aid in 1989, Sharon worked for a Birmingham congregation. She began her career at Her Majesty’s Exchequer, 1 Horse Guards Road, Westminster, London, and afterwards moved on to the British Embassy in Washington, D.C. Moreover, during the Blair administration, she also worked at the Policy Unit at 10 Downing Street in Westminster.
She went on to become the Treasury’s Director-General for Public Spending in 2012-2013. It was announced in December 2014 that White would take over as the new Chief Executive Officer of The Office of Communications in March 2015.
It was announced late in June 2019 that White would leave her position as the 6th Chairman of the John Lewis Partnership at “The workplace of interchanges.” She is expected to start working at the retailer as soon as possible in mid-2020.