Sheryl Sandy is a member of the Mununjali people from Beaudesert and surrounding areas . She has worked in all levels of Government over thirty years and in the last fifteen years has held a number of senior positions. Her work has involved improving the participation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in employment and decreasing the differentiation in outcomes currently experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in health and justice. Sheryl holds a Bachelor of Business (Public Administration) from the Queensland University of Technology and is a Justice of the Peace. Sheryl is currently Chief Executive Officer of the Aboriginal Centre for Performing Arts which is a unique Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander performing arts training institution, providing high quality training in the performance disciplines of dance, music and theatre at Certificate IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma levels. It attracts students from urban, regional and remote communities across Australia.