The Catholic Agency for Justice, Peace and Development

Our people

Caritas head office is in Wellington where 20 full time and four part-time staff are located. 


Wellington staff

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

Julianne Hickey – Director
Kate Go – Executive Assistant
Jon Curran - Operations & Support Manager
Maria Silva - Finance & Operations Assistant
Michelle Friedman - Accountant
Murray Shearer – Programmes Manager
Marion Ferguson – Senior Programmes Coordinator
Petra Wheatley –  Programmes Coordinator
Amanda Craddock –  Programmes Coordinator
Phil Brass –  Programmes Coordinator
Finn Egan - Programmes Activities Assistant
Catharina Vossen – HR Manager + Catholic Volunteers Overseas 
Martin de Jong – Advocacy & Research Advisor
Roger Ellis –  Community Engagement Manager
Karl Corney – Communications, Marketing and Fundraising Advisor
Michael Stewart – Social Justice Education Coordinator
Teresa Shanks - Social Justice Education Advisor
Joanna Viernes - Community & Advocacy Assistant  
Jo-Angelique Araiza, Rebecca Sees, and Mareta Tana – Communications Assistants (part-time/contract)
Roman Zarate - Fundraising & Data Analyst and David Nonu – Information & Data Analyst (Tuesdays only) 
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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