Sheryle has spent twenty of her thirty year career in “C” suite (Chief Executive Officer or Chief Operations Officer, Chief Revenue Officer) level positions. Her career evidences experience as a practitioner, executive, and coach (individual and organisation) in a diverse range of sectors including ICT, Human Services, Retail, Defense and Government.
She has held leadership roles in ASX listed, Fortune 500, start-up and the Not–For-Profit companies. She has run projects and teams across the Australian, Asia Pacific and Global environments involving complex stakeholder relationships and management and currently is the Chief Revenue Officer for global merchant services provider eWAY.
She is sought after as a coach and workshop leader because she focuses on motivating, activating and challenging people within the contexts of process and technology to achieve personal and business objectives. She enables people to transform as socio-economic factors change. Her coaching skills have developed high performing business men and women and led to their promotion to CEO positions.
Previous roles include CEO of Associations in the Information Industry, Retail, Project Management and Women in Construction; Vice President of Computer Sciences Corporation; managing partner with Accenture; President Australia and New Zealand for ASX listed Ross Human Directions and the Global Program Owner Applications for Fortune 500 Company Manpower.
Sheryle has led four Member based Associations three of which had extensive state based volunteer groups. She understands the requirement for influence and relationships rather than positional based authority.
In 1999, Sheryle was named Telstra Australian Business Woman of the Year, inducted into the Business Women's Hall of Fame and the ANU Hall of Fame for her contribution to Australian Business prosperity. She is an Adjunct Professor attached to the Governance Institute at the University of Canberra. In 2001, Prime Minister John Howard named her as one of the twenty most influential women in Australia.
Sheryle’s wealth of experience is augmented with an ongoing commitment to learning, which includes an undergraduate Degree in Economics, a Masters of Management and Executive Leadership courses at IMD and Oxford.
Sheryle is a published author and active content creator on change management and coaching on social media. Her 2001 book analysed the attitudes of young Australians to careers in the Science Engineering and Technology sectors. It influenced government and industry policies for engaging emerging generations into sectors which underpin prosperity.
Her second book, SelfScape, provides practical strategies, tips and techniques to help women achieve success and life/work balance in today’s hectic world. Her success in male dominated industries makes her an effective and sought after as a coach for women.
Sheryle has been a Non-Executive Director for Boards since 1994. Key positions include: on the CrimTrac; ACT Ministerial Advisory Council; Freilich Foundation, ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science Industry, Prime Minister’s Science, Engineering and Innovation Council (for Prime Minster Howard and Rudd), Women’s Roundtable and the Australian ICT strategic Council.