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Sharath Ranjan

Independent Governor

Board of Governors

Headshot of Sharath Ranjan

Role at Solent

Sharath joined the Board of Governors in 2020. He is a member of the Governance Committee.


Born in the bustling city of Bangalore, India, Sharath completed a degree in hospitality from the University of Mysore and moved to the United Kingdom in 2004.

After several stints with Holiday Inn, British Gas, Centrica and Expleo (formerly SQS), he joined Hampshire Constabulary as a Police Constable in 2013.

Sharath graduated from the Fast Track to Inspector scheme run by the College of Policing in December 2020. He is currently a Chief Inspector with responsibility for missing, exploited and trafficked children, youth offending and education partnerships across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

Sharath is committed to adopting an 'institutionally inclusive' approach to promote equality, diversity and inclusion and in particular tackling race discrimination and disproportionality in policing. He was the previous chair of the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic support group – BEAM. Under his leadership, BEAM was shortlisted for ‘Outstanding Diversity Network - 2022’ award by Inclusive Companies - UK.

Sharath mentors students at Solent University and is passionate about making a difference to people at pace.

In his spare time, Sharath is often found travelling, cooking and dancing to the rhythms of Salsa and Bachata.

Committee membership

  • Governance Committee.