Cheryl Bart

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Cheryl Sarah Bart
Alma materUniversity of New South Wales
Occupation(s)Lawyer, business executive

Cheryl Sarah Bart AO is an Australian lawyer and company director. She is also the first Australian female and the 31st person worldwide to complete the Explorer's Grand Slam.

Early life and education[edit]

Bart was educated at Moriah College in Sydney and graduated from the University of New South Wales with degrees in Commerce and Law.


She began her career as a banking and finance lawyer at Mallesons Stephen Jaques.

Bart has been the Chairman 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.[1]

On 3 June 2010, she commenced a five-year term on the Board of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.[2]

She currently serves as Non Executive Director on the boards of ME Bank, SG Fleet Ltd, Audio Pixels Holdings Ltd, Football Federation Australia (FFA), the Prince's Trust Australia, Invictus Games Sydney 2018, Moriah Foundation and TEDxSydney. She is an Ambassador for the Australian Himalayan Foundation and Patron of Sports Connect. Bart is a member of YPO Greater Sydney and of Chief Executive Women.

In 2009, Bart was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia.

Bart is the first Australian female and the 31st person worldwide to complete the Explorer's Grand Slam. Namely, the Seven Summits plus skiing, unsupported, to the North Pole and the South Pole. She completed the North Pole on 22 April 2013.[3]


Cheryl Bart is married to Fred Bart, also a company director, and has two children.[4] 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.[5] The scaling of Everest also saw them complete the "Seven Summits" challenge: climbing the highest mountains in each continent.[6] Her father, Emeric Klinghoffer, was a Hungarian concentration camp survivor, and her mother was Polish.[7] Her daughter is Nikki Bart, with whom she became part of the first mother-daughter team to summit Mount Everest and complete the Seven Summits.[8]


  1. ^ Cheryl Bart Appointed Chairman Archived 16 February 2011 at the Wayback Machine, Alcohol Education and Rehabilitation Foundation, 23 March 2010.
  2. ^ "ABC Board Members: Ms Cheryl Bart". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 2010. Archived from the original on 20 July 2012.
  3. ^ ^ "Icy grand slam success". The Sydney Morning Herald.
  4. ^ Ostrow, Ruth (11 April 2008). "Corporate players challenge themselves". The Australian. Archived from the original on 29 September 2011. Retrieved 2 November 2013.
  5. ^ "Women on top". Australian Geographic. 24 June 2009. Retrieved 2 November 2013.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Scaling Mount Everest all in the family]". The Daily Telegraph. 26 May 2008. Archived from the original on 22 April 2014. Retrieved 2 November 2013.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ Ostrow, Ruth (28 March 2014). "Total Success: How Cheryl Bart's heights reveal great depths". The Australian. Retrieved 26 October 2018.

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