Melinda Gainsford-Taylor AM


Melinda Gainsford-Taylor is one of the truly great runners of Australian athletics history.

In the 2017 Australia Day Honours List Melinda was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for her significant service to athletics as a sprinter, at the national and international level, and as a role model for young athletes. Melinda is a three time Olympian and is the current Australian Record Holder in the 200m. Since retiring Melinda has been active in a number of media roles including commentary at Olympic and Commonwealth Games and has adapted her learning’s as an athlete to that of coach assisting corporates in developing strategies in goal setting and providing management with techniques to inspire and motivate their staff.