Born and raised in Eaglehawk, Cheryl has strong ties with the BFNL from a young age with her father, 3 brothers and uncle all being involved with the Eaglehawk FNC, holding various positions including coaching and administrative roles.
So much so that in 1995 Cheryl’s father, Mac Elvey, was acknowledged for his service and dedication to the BFNL by being awarded Life Membership of the League.
As a qualified Accountant, Cheryl will step into the vacant position boasting over 30 years-experience in the media industry along with a solid financial background which will be a significant asset to the League. An extensive professional career includes holding several notable roles such as; Financial controller and Business Manager for Southern Cross Broadcasting, Group Financial Operations/Commercial Manager including managing the News Bureaus in LA and London for the Seven Network Australia, General Manager Financial Operations/Financial Controller for the Nine Network Australia and most recently as Director/Finance Manager and Secretary of a local mining business in Central Victoria.
Cheryl also holds an equally impressive sporting resume including representing Bendigo in Volleyball for several years, being named the inaugural Administrator of the Bendigo Volleyball Association and is a Life Member of the BVA. She was the founding Boys Squad coach of the Bendigo Academy of Sport and followed on by becoming Head Coach of the program. Between 1995-1999, Cheryl was a panel member of the Bendigo Sport Star committee whilst working at Southern Cross Broadcasting and was also a representative of the Victorian Women’s Soccer Team from 1977-1985.
Cheryl will bring a wealth of experience and valuable financial skillset to the role.