Cheryl Godwell-Pepper

Cheryl Godwell-Pepper is proud Aboriginal woman and direct descendent of the Kokoberra people, born on the lands of the Kalkadoon people, in Mount Isa central-west Queensland and growing up on the lands of the Kabbi Kabbi people on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland.

Graduating from Queensland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Social Science (Majoring Human Services), Cheryl has spent over 23 years mastering her skills and expertise as a policy, program and project manager throughout numerous Australian Commonwealth Government agencies and the Australian higher education sector.

Most recently, Cheryl spent the past decade leading the management, administration and delivery of Indigenous Student Success Programs (ISSP), funding and initiatives at Charles Darwin University and Griffith University alongside her role as an Executive Member of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Higher Education Consortium (NATSIHEC).

In 2017, Cheryl was awarded a Roberta Sykes Scholarship studying ‘Women and Power: Leadership in a Modern World‘ at the Harvard Kennedy School in 2017 and in 2020, she was awarded a scholarship to complete the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) Aspiring Indigenous Company Directors course and subsequent AICD Company Directors Course.

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