Debbi Tohill Welcomed as RPE’s New Executive Director


Debbi Tohill, Executive Director at RPE


The Board of Trustees of Rape Prevention Education – Whakatu Mauri is pleased to announce the appointment of Debbi Tohill as the organization’s new Executive Director.  Debbi has had a long involvement with RPE as a Board member, serving two terms as Chair, and taking the role of Acting Executive for the last six months.

Debbi has over 20 years’ experience in the not-for-profit and public sector mainly in the mental health and addictions area and has had involvement in a number of health promotion and prevention initiatives. Debbi brings a strengths-based approach to organisational development and a wealth of experience in workforce development, training and research.

“I am excited about joining the RPE team. I am a strong advocate of educating young people to ensure they have respectful relationships and are able to make informed choices around consent.  I look forward to reinvigorating RPE’s portfolio of professional education training.”

Debbi is also passionate about ensuring good services and support are available to victims of sexual assault and looks forward to continuing to work collaboratively with government and non-government organisations who support survivors.

The Board would also like to announce that Debbie Wiesehan, previous co-chair has taken on the chair role with Diana Vao as Vice-chair.


RPE staff at their 2015 AGM.