Our People

Mary-Jane Rivers



For Mary-Jane, the importance of communities was reinforced though her family's involvement in their own neighbourhood and her senior management roles in local and central government, especially leading social impact assessment work in the late 1980s. Mary-Jane has been CEO of the NZ Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux and has run her own business.

Mary-Jane has been involved with international development work in several Pacific countries, Asia and in Eastern Europe for the World Bank, UNDP and NZ MFAT. She has seen the lasting and far-reaching impact of many community development initiatives based on community leadership working hand-in-hand with government, business, NGOs and funders.


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