Our team

Leadership team

Diane Maxwell Retirement Commissioner

Diane Maxwell

Retirement Commissioner

When you hear the title ‘retirement commissioner’ you probably wouldn't picture someone on a longboard flying past you down the street. It's one of the ways Diane likes to spend time with her young family, which is fitting as her goal as commissioner is to improve the financial wellbeing of people of all ages, not just retirees. Previously she was at the financial markets conduct regulator, the FMA, but her interest in financial capability began during her five years at Bank of New Zealand. 

Jane Luscombe, Commission for Financial Capability

For media enquiries contact:

Jane Luscombe
External Relations Manager
021 767 970

It’s probably not a good look to reveal Jane’s guilty pleasure is poker, but the stakes are so low they don’t make a dent in her savings. She learned a thing or two about the importance of budgeting and financial planning when she gave up a presenting and reporting job at the BBC to move to New Zealand as a freelance journalist. From there she joined TV3’s 6pm news team, before taking over the Commission’s media strategy and building its external relations.


David Boyle, Commission for Financial Capability

David Boyle 

Group Manager, Education 
09 356 1435
021 947 850

If you ever visit the Commission and hear music blaring, that’ll be David. He harbours dreams of becoming a radio DJ and when he’s not focusing on education or helping people prepare for life after work he’s elbowing his way to the front of mosh pits at gigs up and down the country. Before he joined the Commission he was GM Distribution Funds Management for ANZ Wealth and has more than 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry.


Peter Cordtz, Commission for Financial Capability

Peter Cordtz

Group Manager, Community

Every office has its rugby nut and ours is Peter. Except it’s league not “that wussy union” that gets him excited. He used to be GM of NZ Rugby League, followed by a spell as CEO of the Pacific Business Trust. He now puts his sporting analogies to good use as he captains our community team. Their focus is on our Maori and Pacific Island communities, finding ways to enable them to take control of their financial futures. 


Debbie Lowe

Group Manager, Marketing and Communications


Simon Peel

Group Manager, Research and Strategy


Laura Fair

Group Manager, Government Relations Manager



Our people


Russell Pilkington-Flinn

Executive Assistant to Retirement Commissioner – Diane Maxwell 
09 356 1447


Fiona Maxwell

Manager, Finance and IT 


Rebecca Cameron-Turner

Programme Delivery Manager
021 980 338


Bronwyn Groot

Manager Fraud Education


Tom Hartmann

Personal Finance Editor


Wendy Marr

Senior Advisor, Marketing & Communications


Angela Clemens

Education Manager


Debbie Walker

Leadership Team PA


Claudia Gunn

Production Manager


Tim Swann

Manukoloa - Pasifika Programmes


Alexander Stevens

Manukura Manager


Troy Churton

National Manager - Retirement Villages
09 356 1443  


Brendan Haddock

Digital Marketing Manager


Wade Veldsman

Graphic Designer



Accounts Administrator