Catalpa is a reflection of the smart, motivated and talented individuals that work within it.

We’re a diverse team of experienced development practitioners, sector specialists, researchers, data analysts, digital designers, systems and interaction specialists, software engineers, communicators, and other related specialisations.

Recognising the interconnectedness of development goals and digital tools, this unique multidisciplinary team works collaboratively, efficiently and flexibly to solve complex challenges.

We combine our personal expertise with a passion for continuous improvement, enabling us to be flexible and creative in our approaches, and ensuring we are continually learning from others.

Our people

Joana Liliu

eLearning Specialist

Kate Michelly

Program Manager, International Development

Joanico ‘Niko’ Barros

ICT Officer

Paula Rita Viana

Project Coordinator

Mose Mose

eLearning Specialist

Sérgio Esteves

Frontend Engineer

Anders Hofstee


Sharon Edington

Program Quality Manager

Meggan Turner

Frontend Engineer

Brian Francisco


Onorio ‘Ony’ de Jesus Afonso

ICT Officer

Juliet Horihau

eLearning Specialist

Isabel Pereira

Project Coordinator

Andrew Erbs

Edtech Specialist

Sónia Simões

Project Leader

Raphael ‘Rapha’ Merx

Head of Governance & Transparency

Arlindo (Carlito) dos Santos


Paulo Amaral

Data Analyst

Renon Tautiaga

ICT Consultant

Amjad Al Taleb

Backend Engineer

Kara Chesal

Head of Education & Gender

Pedro Almeida

Production Manager

Ruwel Kumar

Operations Manager

Ligia Guterres

Education Technology Manager

Pauna Kule

Project Officer

Junior Indart

Product Lead

Vanessa Risyam De Jesus

Gender Based Violence Project Officer

Sara Afonso

Finance Officer

David Roach


Dickri Prima Yudha

Frontend Engineer

Karen Hill

Partnerships & Growth Manager

Mário Alves Pinto

ICT Officer

Peter Coward

Head of Engineering

Alessandro Roux

Software Engineer/Product Lead

Joshua Brooks

Backend Engineer

Elli-Jayne ‘EJ’ Willard

Frontend Engineer

Nicole Johnston

Communications Lead

Lindon Smith

ICT Consultant

Artila Devi

Team Leader

Noah Mawe

Senior Program Coordinator

Tanya Apana

Finance & Operations Officer

Onarina Umu

Partnerships Coordinator

Mariano ‘Ano’ de Deus

ICT Officer

Bri Olewale

Senior Program Coordinator

Andrew 'Andy' Wapling

Senior Design Consultant

Rebekah Ilave

Program Coordinator

Rosalinda Mercuri

eLearning Officer

Christine Boude

Team Leader, Bilum Program

Sarah Narayan

Graphic Designer

Wicher Minnaard

Principal Software Engineer

Juliana Teixeira

Head of Products

Roberto Maurizzi

Software Engineer

Keren Gifford

People & Culture Manager

Grasinda do Rosario

Office Assistant

Sarah Treadgold

Education Team Leader

Dan Cook

ICT Consultant, Cook Islands

Our kind of people

We attract passionate, motivated individuals who understand that no matter how committed we are, we are not the owners of the problems we seek to solve. We know that our commitment will never outlast those within the systems that are seeking to change it. Rather, we succeed by listening and supporting others. We are curious, creative, pragmatic and kind. Sound like you?

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