Melissa O’Brien

Director of Governance @ Australian Dragon Boat Federation

Melissa took up dragon boating when she moved to Canberra in 2005. Since then she has competed and had the role of captain at club, state and national levels. She has four national championship gold medals and won two bronze medals at the 2015 world championships in Canada. Melissa was the Vice President of Dragon Boat Victoria from 2012-15 and more recently, has been the Governance Director for the Australian Dragon Boat Federation since November 2015. In her other life, Melissa works in policy, negotiating national reforms with government and industry stakeholders.