The Catholic Agency for Justice, Peace and Development

Our people

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand's head office is in Wellington, with some staff working remotely. 



Julianne Hickey – Director
Kate Go – Executive Assistant/Caritas Internationalis Management Standards & Compliance

Resource Team
Amanda Gregan – Resource Team Manager
Katherine Seco – Accountant
Maria Silva – Finance Assistant
Roman Zarate – Database Analyst
Matthew Papesch - Resource & Engagement Assistant
Programmes Team
Marion Ferguson – Senior Programmes Coordinator
Keryn Banks – Programmes Coordinator
Amanda Craddock – Programmes Coordinator
Rachel Harrison – Programmes Coordinator
Phil Brass –  Programmes Coordinator
Te Poiakino Hohua – Kaihāpai Māori
Engagement Team
Roger Ellis – Engagement Team Manager
Michael Stewart – Education Coordinator
Teresa Shanks – Education Advisor 
Mareta Tana – Communications Assistant
Martin de Jong – Advocacy Advisor
Joanna Viernes – Advocacy Analyst
Michaela Richards – Engagement Assistant
Our Board
Keith Wedlock (Chair)
Kevin Lampen-Smith (Deputy Chair)
Jo-Anne Carley
Mike Delany
Grant Segar
Rawiri Morunga
Matalena Leaupepe
Fr. Brendan Ward
Mena Antonio



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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Tutu ana te puehu - Stirring up the dust