The Catholic Agency for Justice, Peace and Development

Our people

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand's head office is in Wellington, with some staff based out of Palmerston North and Hamilton. 



Julianne Hickey – Director
Kate Go – Executive Assistant

Jon Curran - Operations & Support Manager (half-time)
Maria Silva - Finance & Operations Assistant
Katherine Seco - Accountant
Murray Shearer – Programmes Manager
Marion Ferguson – Senior Programmes Coordinator
Amanda Craddock –  Programmes Coordinator
Phil Brass –  Programmes Coordinator
George Fa'alogo - Humanitarian Programmes Coordinator
Robyn Pritchard - Programmes Activities Assistant
Finn Egan - Programmes Activities Assistant
Catharina Vossen – HR Manager + Catholic Volunteers Overseas 
Martin de Jong – Advocacy & Research Advisor
Joanna Viernes - Community & Advocacy Assistant 
Roger Ellis –  Community Engagement Manager
Amanda Gregan – Communications, Marketing and Fundraising Advisor
Michael Stewart – Social Justice Education Coordinator
Teresa Shanks - Social Justice Education Advisor 
Rebecca Sees – Community Engagement Advisor
Mareta Tana – Community Engagement Assistant
Patricia Sison - Community Engagement Activities Assistant
Roman Zarate - Fundraising & Data Analyst
David Nonu – Information & Data Analyst (Tuesdays only) 
Our Board
Beverley Turnbull (Chair)
Kevin Lampen-Smith (Deputy Chair)
Jo-Anne Carley
Mike Delany
Grant Segar
Keith Wedlock
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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