ME Board appoints Cheryl Bart AO as Director

ME shareholders are pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Cheryl Bart AO to the ME Board, ratified at the Bank’s June Board Meeting in Melbourne.

Ms Bart’s appointment is effective 1 July 2016.

Ms Bart is a highly accomplished leader across the fields of business, economics, digital, and culture, and as an adventurer and mountain climber.

She started her career as a lawyer with Mallesons Stephen Jaques in the banking and finance practice.

She has since built and maintained a diverse non-executive director portfolio, chairing both committees and boards across the utilities, funds management, auto-finance and leasing, broadcasting, technology and infrastructure sectors.

Current non-executive directorships include: SG Fleet Ltd; Audio Pixel Holding Ltd; Football Federation Australia; and Ted X Sydney.

Previous non-executive directorships include:

  • Chairman, Audit Committee Chairman and Non-Executive Director, ANZ Trustees Ltd;
  • Chairman, Environment Protection Authority;
  • Member, Audit Committee, Chairman, South Australian Film Corporation;
  • Chairman, Finance Committee, Member, Audit and Risk Committee, Chairman, Integrated Digital Platform and Content, Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

In 2008, Cheryl and her daughter were recognised with the Australian Geographic Spirit of Adventure Award for being the first mother and daughter team in the world to climb the Seven Summits, including Mount Everest in 2008. Cheryl is the first Australian woman to complete the ‘Explorer’s Grand Slam’.

In 2009, Cheryl was awarded an AO for services to South Australia in economic and cultural development, leadership, work with welfare organisations and contribution to sport.

ME Chairman, Mr Ken Hodgson, said: “Cheryl will be a tremendous addition to the ME Board, bringing a wealth of experience to the organisation.

“She is an outstanding leader and her breadth and depth of experience will assist the growth of the Bank in future years.”

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