Our People

Our Trustees:

UnionAID’s Trustees represent both the union movement and development sector.

UnionAIDs Trustees

UnionAID’s Trustees: Ross Wilson (chair), Mary-Jane Rivers, Nanette Cormack, Sam Huggard

Ross Wilson


Ross is the former President of the NZCTU and a key figure in founding UnionAID.

Mary-Jane Rivers

Mary-Jane is the director of Delta Networks, a consultancy specialising in community building and international development.

Nanette Cormack

Nanette is the deputy-secretary of the Tertiary Education Union and a long time UnionAID volunteer.

Sam Huggard

Sam is the current national-secretary of the NZCTU.

Our Staff:

Michael Naylor

Executive Officer


Michael was appointed Executive Officer of UnionAID in 2014 after several years as a Kiwi Solidarity donor and activist.

Michael has Masters Degree in Development Studies from Victoria University of Wellington with a thesis on the role of trade unions in development.

Laila Harré

Programme Manager


Violet Wilson-Baird

Executive Assistant



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