Melanie is a former Hockeyroo and Australian Institute of Scholarship holder.

She has over 15 years experience in the sports industry as a CEO of several State Sporting Organisation’s including Queensland Touch Football, NSW Futsal and Hockey NSW where she was involved in the preparation of the hockey stadium for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.

Melanie is currently Managing Director of her own sporting consultancy – Active8 Sports Solutions. Over the past fifteen years Melanie has developed a strong and varied client base including community, state and national sporting organisation’s as well as local and state Government and peak industry bodies such as Q Sport.

Melanie has been a Director on the Board of Stadiums Qld and was a member on the Marketing and the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committees.

She is currently President of Hockey Australia and has been a Director for the past 3 years where she sat as a member of the Participation and also the High Performance Committees.

She recently completed 8 years as President of the Redlands Hockey Association.