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Cheryl Kernot

Chair of the Fair Trade Association of Australia and New Zealand, Former Member of Parliament and Director of Social Business at the Centre for Social Impact
Cheryl Kernot Cheryl is the Director of Social Business at the Centre for Social Impact and is Chair of the Fair Trade Association of Australia and NZ. Since 2007 Cheryl has been an honorary board member of Foresters Community Finance which is pioneering social investment in social enterprises, and is also on the founding committee of a UK charity which works to provide shelter and education for street children in Kampala, Uganda. Cheryl was Leader of the Australian Democrats from 1993-1997, and the Member for Dickson and a Labor Shadow Minister from 1998-2001. Her political portfolios included Indigenous Affairs, Treasury, Employment, and Women's Policy. Following her distinguished political career, Cheryl spent five years working in the UK as a Programme Director at the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurs at Oxford University and as the Director of Learning at the School for Social Entrepreneurs in London. Cheryl is one of the National Trust's 100 National Living Treasures.
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