Peter Cordtz, Interim Retirement Commissioner
Kia ora, I stepped up from my role as CFFC’s GM Community to that of Interim Retirement Commissioner in 2019 until the new Commissioner, Jane Wrightson, was appointed and could begin work in February 2020.
I’ve ensured CFFC’s many important workstreams continue, including the three-yearly Review of Retirement Income Policies. We look forward to welcoming our new Retirement Commissioner in the new year.
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