She has been a ministerial press secretary and she has worked as a manager in aid and development at the OECD in Paris and at New Zealand’s aid and development agency.
Josie has been an advocate for prison reform and an active member of UK Labour. She was a candidate for parliament in New Zealand for Labour 2011 and for the Progressive Party in 2008.
Born in New Zealand, she has lived in the US and France. She grew up in the United Kingdom and earned her degree at Warwick University. She has a Graduate Certificate in International Law from Victoria University of Wellington and has limited knowledge of German, French and Maori.