Melody Cooper is another one of Australia's favourite "Adopted Kiwi's". Now working and living in Australia and working for the Australian Basketball Players Association as Head of Multicultural and Community, Mel now leads the programs, awareness and projects and initiatives that players are involved in outside of the game working towards changing the narrative in indigenous and multicultural education.
In this episode we speak through Mel's playing days and olympic experience with Hockey New Zealand the "Black Sticks". Furthermore her time spent in business admin and leading teams. To say the least Melody is a high performing individual always looking to develop individually and facilitate the development of those around her. We thank Mel for her time and joining us on the podcast.
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