The Catholic Agency for Justice, Peace and Development

Our people

Caritas head office is in Wellington where 16 full time and five part-time staff are located. Another two staff members are 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
Jess Newton – Finance & Operations Assistant
Adrian Watson – Programmes Manager
Nick Borthwick – Programmes Coordinator (Senior)
Murray Shearer – Programmes Coordinator
Anna Robertson –  Programmes Coordinator
Mark Mitchell – Senior Humanitarian Programmes Coordinator
Lisa Beech – Advocacy & Research Manager
Martin de Jong – Advocacy & Research Advisor
Cathy Bi – Advocacy & Research Analyst
Taneora Ryall – Kaihāpai Māori
Roger Ellis –  Community Engagement Manager
Michael Stewart – Social Justice Education Coordinator
Crispin Anderlini – Communications, Marketing & Fundraising Advisor
Emily Benefield – Communications and Marketing Assistant
David Nonu – Information & Data Analyst
Roman Zarate - Fundraising & Data Analyst
Joanna Viernes - Community & Supporter Liaison (Wellington, Palmerston North Dioceses)


Auckland staff 

(09) 360 3023

Gemma Sinnott – Social Justice Education Advisor
Joe Moeono-Kolio - Community & Supporter Liaison (Auckland, Hamilton Dioceses)


Our Board

Beverley Turnbull (Chair)

Fr Gerard Aynsley (Deputy Chair)

Jo-Anne Carley

Martin Gunn

Marisha Dorrance

David Hotere

Loraine Elliott

Kevin Lampen-Smith

Mike Delany



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.

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