Victoria Sharp was educated in the US at Phillips Academy, Andover and at Wesleyan University in Connecticut where she gained a BA in the History of Art. In 1982, she joined the Mergers and Acquisitions department of Goldman Sachs moving with th in 1984 to London initially to help establish the Capital Markets Group and ultimately working in Corporate Finance. In 1987, she joined Russell Reynolds Associates, one of the leading international executive search firms. In 1991, Victoria returned to post-graduate studies in 18th century British Art at the Courtauld Institute, subsequently joining the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art. There she worked with John Ingamells, formerly the Director of the Wallace Collection, collaborating on two books: A Dictionary of British and Irish Travellers to Italy, 1701-1800 and Allan Ramsay: A Complete Catalogue of His Paintings, both published by Yale University Press. Victoria is currently Chairman of the London Philharmonic Orchestra as well as a Council member of the Royal College of Music. She is also a member of the Mayor of London's Music Education Steering Committee.