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.

Gaia Maridati

Gaia Maridati


Gaia has acquired significant work and volunteering experience in the NGO sector, primarily with charities and youth organisations in Italy and Spain. She moved to New Zealand in 2015 and in the last two years worked at Volunteer Service Abroad (VSA) in different capacities. Her most recent role at VSA was as a Programme Officer in the International Programme Unit, supporting Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands, and Polynesia & Kiribati VSA programmes. She speaks five languages and she is currently doing distance learning on Capacity Development.

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Aaron Davy

Code of Conduct Manager

Aaron has vast experience in the development and aid/humanitarian sector, with a background in policy and operations, personnel and organisational compliance and human resources. Aaron has previously worked for MFAT and the New Zealand Aid Programme, while in the last 7.5 years has managed the International Aid Worker Programme for New Zealand Red Cross. Most recently, Aaron was based in Samoa where he undertook organisational development and surge support for human resources with the Samoa Red Cross Society.

Jacqueline Parisi

Jacqueline Parisi

Membership Strategy and Business Development

Dr Jacqueline Parisi is Director of Rakata International and The Impact Effect, which facilitates social change in the Pacific and SE Asia. Current projects include developing social enterprises for people affected by leprosy and for survivors of sex-trafficking, and strengthening NGOs focusing on anti-corruption, human-rights and governance reform. Jacqueline has held executive leadership roles worldwide in the private, public and development aid sectors, and in international consulting firms. She has held several Board positions for non-profit organisations; and supervises research candidates engaged in doctoral-level academic research.

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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).


CID Board 2018Chairperson:
Ian McInnes (Tearfund New Zealand)

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


Denison Grellman (ADRA New Zealand)

Board members & organisations:

Shona Jennings (ChildFund New Zealand)

Murray Sheard (cbm New Zealand)

TJ Grant (World Vision New Zealand)

Steve Hamlin (Christian World Service)


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