Melissa Thompson

Chief Executive

Melissa is a highly experienced leader with a decade of expertise in health and public sectors.

As General Manager of Starship, she successfully managed operations amidst operational challenges, including COVID. Melissa's accomplishments also include reorienting Safekids Aotearoa's public health program with strengths-based, culturally responsive approaches. She is known for innovative digital health strategies that seek to empower whānau and communities.

Melissa's leadership is guided by values and driving culture through diversity, equity and inclusion. She excels in stakeholder management, building empowered teams and achieving successful outcomes.

Auckland-based, Melissa enjoys family time with her husband, father, and two children.