Our People

CID BOARD 2017 -18 

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(L-R) - Ian McInnes, Shona Jennings, Jackie Edmond, Heather Hayden, Rachael Le Mesurier, Josie Pagani, Andrew Johnston, Maria Jose Trogolo

Absent- Stephen Hunt


Ian McInnes (Tearfund NZ).

Board members & organisations

Shona Jennings (ChildFund NZ),

Maria Trogolo (Amnesty International NZ),

Heather Hayden,

Rachael Le Mesurier (Oxfam New Zealand),

Stephen Hunt (cbm),

Jackie Edmond (Family Planning),

Andrew Johnston (Save the Children NZ),


NGO Disaster Relief Forum (NDRF) Chair

Mark Mitchell, Caritas.

NDRF Deputy Chair

Linabel Hadlee, cbm.



Josie Pagani, Director

Communications consultant and political commentator Josie Pagani took over the Director role at CID in June 2016. She has a high-level understanding and experience in the aid and development sector. Her career includes working as the communications manager for NZAID, and also for OECD DAC in Paris. Since returning to Wellington from Paris in 2007 Josie has managed a public affairs consultancy with a number of clients both in New Zealand and abroad.

Kitty Garden, Code of Conduct Coordination

Kitty joined CID in March 2016 to support member organisations in implementing the Code of Conduct. Kitty studied Political Science at Auckland University and holds an MA in Sustainable Development from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. She has worked internationally in a range of environmental and development-related roles, ranging from working with legislators from around the world on policy responses to climate change and energy access for the poor, to managing training and accreditation programmes for farmers and NGOs in forest restoration and sustainable livelihoods.

Nik Rilkoff, Humanitarian Coordination and Member Engagement

Nik comes to CID after 10 years working in Eastern and Southern Africa, although her NGO life began in Oxfam New Zealand in the early 90s, as part of an MA in Development Studies. The years since have spanned humanitarian contexts from the tropics of Bougainville and Sri Lanka to the deserts of Afghanistan and Darfur. Recent "icing on the cake" was a chance to manage an exciting quality and accountability project that reinforced the roll-out of the Core Humanitarian Standard with frontline humanitarians in Ethiopia, Lebanon, Mali and Nepal. Nik returns to NZ after 17 years abroad, and is enjoying acclimatising to Wellington's weather and "shakes"!

Glen Williams, Accountant

Glen has been with CID since August 2010. If it's to do with the finance then Glen is the one to contact. A fully qualified CA member of the NZ institute of Chartered Accountants, Glen balances his 10 hours a week with CID, with 10 hours a week at the Anglican Missions Board and as a part-time licensed volunteer Youth and Families Pastor at the Whitby Anglican Church, where his wife Sandy is the Priest. Glen has two grown up daughters, both working in education - one as a high school teacher and one in early childhood. Glen's passion is working with young people, something he has done for over 25 years and something which may explain his sense of humour. No that's wrong. Nothing can explain Glen's sense of humour!