Cheryl, who was a participant on the first WOBSX program, wil join South Australia-based food, beverage and nutritional company Beston Global Food Company Limited as a NED, effective from 25 August.
She has over 20 years experience in the food and beverage industry in Australia and overseas and has held senior positions with a number of global firms in this industry, including with Unilever, Yum Restaurants, George Weston and SunRice.
The Chairman of Beston, Dr Roger Sexton AM said, “We welcome Cheryl to the Board of BFC. Cheryl’s depth of national and international experience in food and beverage, and particularly in ingredients technology, functional foods and digital strategies, will be of significant value as Beston continues its evolution as a health and nutrition company.
“ I believe that Cheryl will make a valuable contribution to the Board. Her background aligns closely with the Company’s strategic objectives as it implements the third stage of its ten-year business plan and will complement the Board’s existing mix of skills and experience”.
As part of her executive career, Cheryl has held leadership roles in brand marketing, digital strategy and implementation and innovation, business management and ingredients technology. She has had International and Australian packaged goods and retail experience, with a particular emphasis on innovation in functional foods in the food and beverage industry.
Cheryl holds a Bachelor of Commerce from NSW University and has undertaken a number of advanced post graduate courses in strategic management and leadership.
She has served as a Non-Executive Director of ASX listed Clover Corporation Limited (2008-2020) and private company Houston’s Farm (2016-2017) and is currently a Non-Executive Director of HGL Limited (ASX:HNG) and Shiro Holdings Limited (ASX:SHM).
Cheryl is a member of the Digital Experts Advisory Committee to the Dept of Prime Minister and Cabinet and a Board Member of Chartered Accountants Australia/New Zealand. She is based in Sydney.