Cheryl Bart

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Cheryl Sarah Bart AO is an Australian lawyer and company director.

Early life and education[edit]

Bart was educated at Moriah College in Sydney[1] and graduated from the University of New South Wales with degrees in commerce (1984) and law (1986).


She began her career as a banking and finance lawyer at Mallesons Stephen Jaques, and from 1990 to 1995, was national business development director of the firm.[2]

Bart has been the chairperson of the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE), ANZ Trustees Limited, the South Australian Film Corporation, the Adelaide Film Festival, and the South Australian Environmental Protection Authority. She is also serves as a non-executive director on numerous company boards including: Spark Infrastructure Limited, ETSA Utitilies, Shaw of Australia, Audio pixels Limited, and the Buckland Foundation.[3]

On 3 June 2010, she commenced a five-year term on the Board of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.[4]


Cheryl Bart is married to Fred Bart, also a company director, and has two children.[5] On 23 May 2008, Bart and her 23-year-old daughter Nikki became the first mother-daughter team to reach the summit of Mount Everest.[6] The scaling of Everest also saw them complete the "Seven Summits" challenge: climbing the highest mountains in each continent.[7] Her father, Emeric Klinghoffer, was a Hungarian concentration camp survivor, and her mother was Polish.[8]


  1. ^ Turnbull, Malcolm: Statements by Members: Ms Cheryl Bart; Ms Nikki Bart, OpenAustralia, 5 June 2008.
  2. ^ On the Couch: Cheryl Bart, The Justinian, August 1996.
  3. ^ Cheryl Bart Appointed Chairman, Alcohol Education and Rehabilitation Foundation, 23 March 2010.
  4. ^ "ABC Board Members: Ms Cheryl Bart". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 2010. Archived from the original on 2012-07-20. 
  5. ^ Ostrow, Ruth (11 April 2008). "Corporate players challenge themselves". The Australian. Archived from the original on 29 September 2011. Retrieved 2 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Women on top". Australian Geographic. 24 June 2009. Retrieved 2 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Scaling Mount Everest all in the family]". The Daily Telegraph. 26 May 2008. Retrieved 2 November 2013. 
  8. ^ Watson, Callie (25 January 2009). "Cheryl Bart reaches another high point". The Adelaide Advertiser. Archived from the original on 31 May 2012. Retrieved 2 November 2013. 

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