Sharon Singh specialises in providing regulatory, governance, environmental law and Aboriginal relations advice to resource, construction and infrastructure development projects. Sharon's niche is helping clients:
- secure primary and secondary project development and operational approvals.
- negotiate commercial agreements.
- provide strategic advice on government, Aboriginal and community consultation and engagement.
- develop and implement procurement, contractor management, risk identification and management practices.
- build business resilience and manage crisis and incident response.
- implement transparency and anti-corruption systems and processes.
- develop and advocate for policies (ranging from climate change policies to developing regional economic development and local policies for projects).
- create and execute tactical and strategic plans to advance project proposals (e.g. removing restrictions on investment).
- connect and network with target stakeholders to help advance the objective.
Before joining Bennett Jones, Sharon was with a leading mining company based in Australia and Canada, working across many fields including commercial, legal, regulatory, government, and community relations. Sharon has a built a reputation for her ability to progress issues through creating trusting relationships between industry groups, associations, governments, Aboriginal and local communities, and the not-for-profit sector.
In the community, Sharon is a founding member and the Vice-Chair Policy of the Business Council of British Columbia's Next Leaders Council. She is a member of the Business Council of British Columbia's Aboriginal, Environmental, and Community committees and the Association for Mineral Exploration's Aboriginal Relations, and Land Access and Use committees. Sharon is also serves on the board of D.A.R.E. BC, a not-for-profit organisation that empowers British Columbia children with the critical thinking and life skills necessary to choose a drug-free life.
In March 2016, Sharon was awarded a Wendy McDonald Award, in the category of Women of Promise by the Leadership Circle of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade.
She speaks English, Punjabi, Urdu, and Hindi.