The Catholic Agency for Justice, Peace and Development

Our people

Caritas head office is in Wellington where 18 full time and one part-time staff are located. Another staff member is based in Auckland.

Wellington staff

(04) 496 1742 or 0800 22 10 22 (freephone)

Julianne Hickey – Director
Kate Go – Executive Assistant
Jon Curran - Operations & Support Manager
Monica Kong – Accountant
Taneora Ryall – Kaihāpai Māori
Murray Shearer – Programmes Manager
Marion Ferguson – Senior Programmes Coordinator
Petra Wheatley –  Programmes Coordinator
Amanda Craddock –  Programmes Coordinator
Phil Brass –  Programmes Coordinator
Mark Mitchell – Senior Humanitarian Programmes Coordinator
Catharina Vossen – Catholic Volunteers Overseas Coordinator
Teresa Thorp - Advocacy & Research Manager
Martin de Jong – Advocacy & Research Advisor
Cathy Bi-Riley – Advocacy & Research Analyst (part-time/sabbatical)
Duncan Brown – Social Justice Week Advocate (part-time/contract)
Roger Ellis –  Community Engagement Manager
Khadiyjah Jordan – Communications, Marketing and Fundraising Advisor
Michael Stewart – Social Justice Education Coordinator
Jo-Angelique Araiza, Rebecca Sees, and Mareta Tana – Communications Assistants (part-time/contract)
David Nonu – Information & Data Analyst
Roman Zarate - Fundraising & Data Analyst
Joanna Viernes - Community & Advocacy Assistant  
Gemma Sinnott – Social Justice Education Advisor (Auckland-based)

Our Board

Beverley Turnbull (Chair)

Fr Gerard Aynsley (Deputy Chair)

Jo-Anne Carley

Mike Delany

Loraine Elliott

Kevin Lampen-Smith

Rawiri Morunga

Grant Segar

Keith Wedlock



Caritas is supported by a strong group of volunteers throughout the country and overseas. From those that sit on our committees, to those involved at the parish and school level. We and the many communities that we work with are indebted to all those that give their time and effort to help Caritas work for a world free of poverty and injustice. Please email us if you would like to volunteer in New Zealand, or read about our Catholic Volunteers Overseas.

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