Our People


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Josie Pagani


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.

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Aaron Davy

Standards and Humanitarian Manager

Aaron has been involved in the development and emergency response/humanitarian sector since the late 90s. With a background in policy and operations, personnel and organisational compliance, training and human resources, Aaron has previously worked for MFAT’s NZ Aid Programme, and managed the International Aid Worker Programme for NZ Red Cross. Aaron has been part of humanitarian programmes in the Pacific, Timor-Leste, Ukraine, South Sudan, Sierra Leone, Lebanon, and Australia. Most recently, Aaron was based in Samoa where he supported capacity-building and surge support for human resourcing. Aaron has a keen interest in the supporting best-practise and impact, but also the important role that being personable and ‘enjoyment of work’ has not only upon staff well-being but also productivity within an increasingly stressful sector.

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Philippa Smales

Business Development and Member Engagement Manager

Philippa previously managed the Research for Development Impact Network (RDI Network) in partnership with the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID). She has also previously worked in several regional NGOs based in both Thailand, and in Australia, focusing mainly on Asia and the Pacific. Her PhD and continued interest is in the areas of applied ethics and human rights, as well as research and improved practice in international development. She is on the executive committee of the Development Studies Association of Australia (DSAA), and the steering committee of the Aotearoa New Zealand International Development Studies Network (DevNet).



Glen Williams


Glen has been with CID since August 2010. A fully qualified CA member of the NZ Institute of Chartered Accountants, Glen works 10 hours a week with CID and 10 hours a week at the Anglican Missions Board. Glen is also a part-time licensed volunteer Youth and Families Pastor at the Whitby Anglican Church, where his wife Sandy is the Priest. Glen's passion is working with young people, something he has done for over 25 years (which may explain his sense of humour).

Sarah King

Office Manager, Communications and Events

Sarah is a creative communications and events specialist. She previously worked for 7 years at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) in the UK and returned home to New Zealand in June 2021. Sarah started her role at CID in Mid August 2021. She is responsible for the management of the CID office and systems, as well as organising events and managing CID's communications strategy planning and implementation. 


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Deputy Chairperson:
Jackie Curry – Spacific Consulting

Board members & organisations:

Eliala Fihaki - Tearfund

TJ Grant – World Vision

Kimberleigh Murray - Deloittes

Michelle Sharp - UNICEF

Murray Sheard – CBM

Denison Grellman - ADRA

Molly Harriss-Olson – FairTrade

Nick Clarke - Habitat for Humanity

CID Humanitarian Network Chair:
Quenelda Clegg (ChildFund)

CID Humanitarian Network Deputy Chair:
Andrew Robinson (Tearfund New Zealand)

Code of Conduct Committee Chair:
Peter Glensor (Consultant, NGO and public governance leader)

If you are a member of CID and would like to access board meeting minutes, please get in touch with us at office@cid.org.nz