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Cheryl Leavy, Deputy Commissioner, Queensland Family and Child Commission

Cheryl Leavy

Deputy Commissioner

Cheryl Leavy is the Deputy Commissioner and joined the Commission in June 2017. She is passionate about promoting and advocating for safe, caring and connected communities and reducing the over-representation of First Australian Children in the child protection system. 

Cheryl has enjoyed a notable career working with both the private sector and across state and federal governments in the health, taxation, education and transport portfolios. She has served on several boards including as a representative of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

Cheryl has deep experience and expertise engaging with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and organisations.

A Kooma Traditional Owner, Cheryl’s country is in southern inland Queensland between Cunnamulla and St George.