Danielle “Danni” Roche, OAM (born 25 May 1970 in Melbourne, Victoria) is a former field hockey player, who was a member of the Australian Womens Hockey Team, best known as the Hockeyroos, that won the gold medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia.


Hockey career

Business career

Roche has held finance and commercial positions with Telstra, has been a Director at UBS, a partner at Evans and Partners. Roche is a Director of a privately owned fraud and risk management business.

Sports administration

Roche was a Hockey Australia Director for seven years until she was appointed to the St Kilda Football Club Board in 2012. She was appointed to the Australian Sports Commission Board on 4 May 2016. Roche is a Trust Member of Victorian State Sports Centres.

In March 2017, Roche announced that she was standing for the President of the Australian Olympic Committee. It was first time that John Coates has been challenged for the Presidency, a position held since 1990.