A lawyer by training, Cheryl is a former Minister in the Western Australian Legislative Assembly with extensive experience and knowledge of WA’s legal and regulatory framework relating to mining projects, environmental, native title, heritage and land access. During her political career, Cheryl held positions including WA Attorney General, Minister for the Environment and Minister for Labour Relations. She also has broad experience and networks within China’s business community.
Cheryl was previously the Executive General Manager for External Affairs for Hancock Prospecting and Special Counsel at Minter Ellison in Perth where she practised in government relations, climate change and environmental regulation and compliance. She currently assists the clients of FTI Consulting with a range of complex statutory approvals required for resources and infrastructure projects. Cheryl is also Chair of the Port Hedland International Airport, a director of AusCann; Commissioner of the West Australian Football Commission; part time member of the Foreign Investment Review Board and a non-executive director of Flinders Mines Limited.