Tal is an Olympian, former Matilda, lawyer and now, the Head of Sports Practice and Innovation Practice at Right Lane Consulting. Prior to her role as a Senior Expert at Right Lane, Tal ran her own firm, with a focus on providing strategy, policy and stakeholder engagement services and advice for clients in the public, not for profit and private sectors.
Tal has previously held a variety of senior legal practice, policy and strategy roles over the course of her career, including with Victoria Legal Aid, the Sentencing Advisory Council, the Department of Justice and the Victorian Minister for Women and the Prevention of Family Violence.
In her previous role as Civil Advocate in Victoria Legal Aid Chambers, Tal appeared in complex civil and criminal matters in jurisdictions including the Victorian Supreme Court, County Court and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.
In earlier years Tal balanced her legal career with elite sport, representing Australia as a member of the Matildas (the Australian Women’s Soccer Team) and captaining Melbourne Victory in the W-League. After completing her law degree at the Australian National University with first class honours and the University’s Blackburn Medal, Tal became Associate to Justice Hayne of the High Court of Australia.
Tal is a Board Member of Victoria Legal Aid, the Australian Grand Prix Corporation and YMCA Australia. Tal was formally a Director of Football Victoria and was part of the Optus commentary team for the FIFA Women's World Cup in 2019.