Cheryl Batagol was appointed a director and the Chair of the Alluvium Holdings Board in 2024.

Cheryl began her career in the waste management industry in 1970 in a family waste company. She worked in the waste management sector in both medium-sized private and large public companies for over 20 years.  She has had a long involvement in government, not-for-profit and community organisations.

Between 2009 and 2020, Cheryl was the Chair of the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Victoria and between 2004 and 2009, she was Chairman of Melbourne Water.  She was a board member of EcoRecycle Victoria from 1996, its Chair from 2003-05 and was Deputy Chair of its successor, Sustainability Victoria until 2014. Cheryl also chaired the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities over its 9-year life.

In addition to her role within the Alluvium Group, Cheryl is the Chair of Aware Super’s Secure Electronic Registries Victoria, which is a State Regulated Asset managing the land titles register and chair of an engineering company Wastech Engineering that manufactures equipment in Victoria for the waste management sector.

Cheryl also chairs the Monash Sustainable Development Institute’s Advisory Council and sits on Monash University’s ESG and Estates Committee

Cheryl was awarded the Centenary Medal in 2000 for her services to the water industry and sustainability and the Australian Waste Management Association John Guice Award for service to the waste management industry.  She was awarded a Public Service Medal (PSM) in 2018 and an Honorary Doctorate of Laws (Honoris Causa) by Monash University, in 2017.

Initially, it was a passion for environmental sustainability, in particular water and waterway management and protection of the natural environment that drew Cheryl to Alluvium however it was Alluvium’s people who hold a similar commitment that confirmed her interest in working with the Alluvium Team to make a positive difference to the world.