Cheryl Hayman FAICD

Non-Executive Director (NED)

Remuneration and Nominations Committee Chair

Fellow Governance Institute of Australia (FGIA)

Cheryl Hayman FAICD


I am an experienced  Non-Executive Director (NED) and  Remuneration and Nominations Committee Chair.

I am a current NED on the Public Listed Boards of Ai Media Technologies Ltd (ASX:AIM) and Hancock and Gore Limited (ASX:HNG), where I am also the Remuneration & Nominations Committee Chair for both companies, as well as Rem and Nom member and ARC member on the board of Beston Global Foods (ASX:BFC). Additionally I am a NED and member of the Remuneration Committee with Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand, as well as being on the board of advisors for the Digital Experts Advisory Committee (part of the Prime Minister’s Digital Technology Taskforce). I am also currently serving as a NED for the Darlinghurst Theatre Company and Peer Support Australia, both in the not-for-profit sector.

I am a full member of Chief Executive Women (CEW).

Prior Boards include as Non executive Director of both Clover Corporation (ASX:CLV) and Shriro Holdings Ltd (ASX:SHM) as Chair or Remuneration and Nominations Committee.

Prior to entering the Boardroom I was a C-Suite marketing director who led large teams locally and overseas to achieve significant growth and develop innovative new products with global food and consumer retail companies, George Weston Foods, Yum! Restaurants and Unilever. These experiences gave me whole-of-business visibility and responsibility, which ultimately delivered strong financial success and substantial growth through quality consumer products, new product innovation and relevant customer experiences.

Outside of the boardroom, I am also a passionate mentor, having provided mentoring for over 20 years, formally and informally, particularly to professional corporate and entrepreneurial women. Formally I am a mentor for Women on Boards, Mentor Walks, Her Business and The Marketing Academy.

I live between Sydney and the Central Coast with my husband, have two gorgeous daughters and two fun-loving dogs.





Cheryl has engaged with Blue Chip Companies gaining a reputation to add value through applying a strategic focus to growth, as well as managing the challenges of geographic expansion, product development …


I believe in giving back and I help the next generation of women executives break glass ceilings and contribute at executive and board level. I am a long-time mentor with Women on Boards, Mentor Walks, Her Business and The Marketing …

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For the last three years we have had the great honour of having Cheryl Hayman on our team of advisors. Here depth of experience, advice, and practical ‘get in and get your hands dirty’ approach has been invaluable in our ability to grow and expand our product offering, our customer satisfaction and our brand.

I value her input and support and highly recommend her”.

Suzi Dafnis

Managing Director, Australian Businesswomen’s Network

“Cheryl Hayman and I have worked successfully together for over eight years. I recruited her into George Weston Foods Baking Division as Marketing Director.

Her influence on the GWF Baking business was enormous and she was held in the highest regard by the executive group”




Executive Director, Career Nav

“I have worked with Cheryl for over 10 years now. She is an amazing operator, a person who can manage at board level but also grounded enough to mentor at the junior level.

I regard highly her integrity. She knows brands inside out and can apply her great experience to every situation to articulate the most complex of situations into a simple and well thought out execution.


Managing Director , Jam and Co.


Gina Balarin

Non executive director and TEDx Speaker