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 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 an Honorary Fellow at the University of Melbourne and is on the executive committee of the Development Studies Association of Australia (DSAA).


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Luke White


Luke is a political science and international relations graduate starting out his career in the NGO sector. He recently completed his degree at Victoria University of Wellington, and is now studying towards a Master of Public Policy. Aside from his studies, Luke has an upcoming internship contract with the New Zealand Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York, and is working with CID in the meantime. Luke started with CID as an intern in 2019 and progressed to Office Manager mid 2020, and now is the Stakeholder Engagement Officer. His future plans are centered around a policy career within the public sector.


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).


Ian McInnes (Tearfund New Zealand)

Deputy Chairperson:
Heidi Coetzee (Save the Children New Zealand)

Board members & organisations:

Murray Sheard (cbm New Zealand)

TJ Grant (World Vision New Zealand)

Molly Harriss Olson (Fairtrade Australia New Zealand)

Denison Grellman (ADRA)


CID Humanitarian Network Chair:
Virginia Pycroft (ADRA New Zealand)

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