Cherry has wide background experience of working with diverse Communities, Businesses, and the Culture and Creative / Digital Sectors.
She qualified from Bristol University to work as a Professional in the Criminal Justice Sector, which involved Prison, Crown and Divorce Court practice, and the study of Criminology. However she also has a Masters Degree in the Fine Arts.
She is currently a UA Councillor, has served as Chair of the Council, and Mayor of Bath, and also Cabinet Member for Major Projects & Economic Growth.
She has a passion to encourage entrepreneurship, and independent businesses and the Arts. So has a natural fit with TEDxBath.
She is a Member of the Bath World Heritage Advisory Group, and the Avon Police and Crime Board, and the Local Government Association.
She is a Trustee Director of The Guild Co-Working Hub in Bath, and also of the Genesis Trust. She is Patron of the Mid Somerset Festivals