Sharon Torpey is a member of the Ashridge Alumni Association. It is an international network with one of the world’s leading business schools. Ashridge’s mission is to develop managers’ knowledge, skills, behaviours and practices in order to enhance their leadership potential, personal success, that of their organisations and of wider society. It has been ranked as the number one Business School in the UK for tailored executive education in the 2009 Financial Times rankings for the third year running. Its comprehensive portfolio also includes, organisational consultancy, coaching, MBA and qualification programmes, psychometric services and virtual learning resources.