Diane Maxwell, the Retirement Commissioner
Hi, I often say that I have the worst title for the best job. I get to help all New Zealanders on their journey towards retirement.
The work of CFFC is critical to preparing New Zealand for an ageing population. At some point we will check ourselves on whether we did enough in these years, when we knew what was coming, and still had time to prepare. We cannot squander this time, it will be a loss of human and economic capital to our small country that we are collectively so proud of and so passionate about.
Responsibilities of the Retirement Commissioner
The Retirement Commissioner's role was established under the New Zealand Superannuation and Retirement Income Act 2001. The Retirement Commissioner is appointed by the Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs.
Under legal mandate, the Retirement Commissioner is required to fulfil the relevant functions and requirements of the New Zealand Superannuation and Retirement Income Act 2001 and certain functions under the Retirement Villages Act 2003:
- Leading and coordinating of the National Strategy for Financial Capability to improve the financial capability of New Zealanders of all ages.
- Reviewing and reporting to the Minister of Commerce every three years on the retirement income policies implemented by government.
- Monitoring the effects of retirement villages legislation, administering the retirement village disputes process and appointing members to disputes panels as vacancies arise.
To contact the Retirement Commissioner please get in touch with the Executive Assistant, Russell.
M/ +64 21 835 679