Sharon was selected by the Performance Management Group (PMG) and ultimately approved by the British Basketball board from a talented shortlist of international calibre applicants.
In her role, Sharon will prepare a plan for the establishment of an elite women's competition that will improve the performance agenda for women in the UK, explore a business case for an elite women's league and provide recommendations to the PMG and British Basketball board.
Warwick Cann, Head of Performance at British Basketball, commented: "The need for a professional or semi-professional women's league involving all the home nations has been identified for some time. British Basketball's Performance Management Group has been concerned with the level of the top end professional game in the home nations and these concerns have centred on the need to enhance the national team and the development of its contending players to best showcase the game at home and in Europe.
"The establishment of a new elite women's league is seen as an enhancement for the national women's team quality and competiveness. A quality league based on European quality is desired to improve the performance pathway for coaches, players and referees."
Sharon added: "I am delighted to have been appointed by the British Basketball Performance Management Group as Project Chair to investigate the potential for establishing an elite women's competition. Women athletes rightly deserve opportunities to perform their chosen sport at the highest possible level. It will be a challenge and a privilege to work with British Basketball on this exciting project."