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.
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.
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.
Office, Development, and Events Co-Manager
Campbell recently completed his BA in International Relations and Development Studies at Victoria University of Wellington, and is currently studying for a Master of Political Science at VUW. He started at CID in June 2018 and has worked in various roles since starting as an intern, currently as the Office, Development, and Events Co-Manager. In addition to working at CID, Campbell is currently working at Parliament as an intern to Kieran McAnulty MP. He is interested in a future career in the public sector.
OFFICE, DEVELOPMENT & EVENTS CO-MANAGER
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 has an upcoming internship contract with the New Zealand Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York, however is working with CID in the meantime. Luke started with CID as an intern in 2019 and progressed to Office Manager mid 2020. Alongside his studies and work with CID, Luke is also a Course Administrator for the Master of Politics, Philosophy and Economics Internship Programme at VUW, and works in fashion part time. His future plans are centred around a policy career in the public sector.
Nikki is finishing up her Postgraduate Diploma in Development Studies at Victoria University of Wellington and has always had an interest in learning more about the inequalities of the world. She has explored a range of volunteer opportunities in Wellington as part of the Wellington International Leadership Programme and Wellington Plus at VUW. Before moving to New Zealand, Nikki spent over 5 years in the International Education sector, mostly as an English Language Instructor at the Centre for English Teaching (CET) at the University of Sydney, where she completed her Master of Applied Linguistics. Nikki has volunteered with a number of NGOs in various countries and her interest in the Development sector led her to an internship at CID. Nikki is particularly interested in gaining field experience to better contribute to localization and the empowerment of communities. She strives to contribute to the world she wants to see.
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)
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)
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