Woman Kernot, Cheryl

Educator, Parliamentarian and Teacher

Written by Caitlin Stone, The University of Melbourne

Cheryl Kernot was born in Maitland, New South Wales in 1948. She was leader of the Australian Democrats from 1993 to 1997, when she joined the Australian Labor Party and was elected member for Dickson in the House of Representatives from 1998 to 2001. She subsequently worked at the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at the Said Business School at the University of Oxford and at the School for Social Entrepreneurs in London. In 2008 she became Director of Social Business at the Centre for Social Impact at the University of New South Wales.

Kernot was also one of Australia's first qualified female cricket umpires.

Published Resources

Newspaper Articles

  • Grattan, Michelle, 'Kernot Turns to Academia', The Age, 5 September 2008, p. 6. Details

Online Resources