Owen Sharp

GCU alumnus Owen Sharp received an honorary Doctor of Science in recognition of his contribution to healthcare and inspirational leadership of the Movember Foundation.

Owen has dedicated his career to men’s health charities. He began his working life as a nurse before taking on leadership roles at hospitals across the UK. He joined the charity sector with Victim Support in 2007 as Deputy Chief Executive, where he managed a merger of 77 charities into one national body, and joined Prostate Cancer UK as Chief Executive in 2011. He led the merger of The Prostate Cancer Charity and Prostate Action to form Prostate Cancer UK.

In 2015, he joined Movember, a charity tackling the globe’s greatest challenges to men’s health. The foundation has inspired support from more than a million ‘Mo Bros and Mo Sistas’.