INU AKEREI MARESALA-THOMSON
CEO of Trust MYRIVR is one of the Co-Founders of the award-winning MYRIVR app, the largest in-app directory of community services. Previous to taking on this role, he was the former General Manager of the Village Collective, a Pacific NGO based in Auckland, New Zealand delivering sexual health prevention programmes across NZ.
He also served 12 years in the New Zealand Police as a ranking Senior Sergeant where he managed the Pacific, Ethnic and Asian portfolios for Counties Manukau District and coordinated the Police National Radio Language Programme. Akerei also held a strategic international position as Technical Advisor where he trained local police of small island nations across the South Pacific region and advocated on pre-migration issues for nearly a decade.
He is passionate about preventing domestic violence, child sexual abuse and innovations for positive social outcomes and was recently named as New Zealand’s 86th White Ribbon Ambassadors.
Akerei (Rei) Maresala-Thomson Co-Founder & CEO Trust MYRIVR White Ribbon Ambassador
"Solutions for issues within a community can be found within that community". Samoan Proverb