Caritas staff on Lent planning retreat 2015.


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Our people

Caritas head office is in Wellington where 21 full and part-time staff are located, and two staff members based in Auckland.

Caritas staff on Lent planning retreat 2015.

Our Wellington staff are:

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, Fundraising & Marketing Advisor
David Nonu – Information & Data Analyst
Emily Benefield – Communications and Marketing Assistant
Roman Zarate - Fundraising & Data Analyst
Joanna Viernes - Community & Supporter Liaison (Wellington & Palmerston North Dioceses)


Auckland office: Ph 09 360 3023 

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


For general inquiries: email us or phone our Wellington office 04 496 1742 or 0800 22 10 22 (freephone).

For media inquiries: Please email Crispin Anderlini or phone him on 04 496 1795 or 021 190 9908.


Our Board

Beverley Turnbull (Chair)

Fr Gerard Aynsley (Deputy Chair)

Jo-Anne Carley

Martin Gunn

Marisha Dorrance

David Hotere

Loraine Elliott

Kevin Lampen-Smith



Caritas is supported by a strong group of volunteers throughout the country and overseas. From those that sit on our committees to the people that give up eight weeks every year to help process the Lenten appeal, to those involved at the parish and school level. We and the many communities that we are able to help are indebted to all those that give their time and effort to help Caritas provide justice, peace and development.




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