Assistant Retirement Commissioner
Peter Cordtz (Ngātiwai, Ngāti Hine)
My responsibilities as Assistant Retirement Commissioner include supporting the integration of our community work into CFFC’s Financial Capability team and its connection with the broader National Strategy system. Our community programmes focus on improving the wellbeing of New Zealanders most at risk of arriving at retirement in poor financial health, particularly Māori and Pasifika communities. Key initiatives support cross-sector partnerships by embedding financial capability into their programmes.
Director – Financial Capability
I lead a team that develops and delivers financial education for New Zealanders. This involves overseeing the design and innovation of learning strategies to ensure New Zealanders are equipped with the financial knowledge, skills and confidence to make good financial decisions at every stage of their lives.
Director – Marketing
I lead a team focused on effectively connecting trusted information to New Zealanders across the Sorted and CFFC programmes and services. We are responsible for understanding our audiences, where to find them and how best to inform and inspire them using technology, data, content and media to enhance our ability to change behaviours and improve financial confidence heading into retirement.
Director – Communications
I lead a team that provides advice and support to the Retirement Commissioner and broader organisation for the delivery of strategic internal and external communication. We ensure the distribution of trustworthy information, assist in informed advocacy and help facilitate effective collaboration with our stakeholders to help improve retirement outcomes for New Zealanders.
Director – Corporate Services
Nisha Keetels (Ngāti Raukawa, Tuhoe)
I am responsible for leading the core operational functions within CFFC. I support the Retirement Commissioner by overseeing Finance, Human Resources, IT and the administration functions. My team and I ensure CFFC’s working environment, culture and operations are effective and comply with best practice. When we do our job well, the rest of the team are more effectively supported to improve the financial wellbeing and capability of all New Zealanders.
Director – Policy
Dr Suzy Morrissey
I lead a team that supports the Retirement Commissioner to shape the CFFC’s policy and research work and activities. I oversee the CFFC’s research programme, the statutory three-yearly Review of Retirement Income Policies, the National Strategy for Financial Capability, and the statutory role to monitor the effects of the Retirement Villages Act, the Regulations and Code of Practice.
Dr Kathie Irwin (Ngāti Porou, Rakaipaaka, Ngāti Kahungunu)
I help drive improvement in retirement outcomes for Māori by connecting and aligning the CFFC’s work with related state sector policy streams. My background as a Māori academic in tertiary education, and in senior management and governance for iwi and public sector organisations, enables me to imbue the CFFC and its work with te ao Māori so that we champion the Treaty of Waitangi, support diversity and inclusion, and implement Māori strategies to create positive change.
Retirement Villages Lead
National Strategy Lead
Dr Brenda Leeuwenberg
Dr Celestyna Galicki
Sorted Website Lead
Learning Development Lead
Learning Designer – EME
Su Min Ahn
Kaitakawaenga/Learning Designer MME
Marina Kawe-Peautolu (Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāi Tahu)
Learning Development Specialist
Learning Development Administrator
Learning Delivery Lead
Learning Specialist Schools
Kaikōkiri/Learning Specialist – Kura
Erin Thompson (Tainui, Te Arawa, Ngāi Tāmanuhiri)
Relationship Specialist – Communities
Relationship Specialist – Workplaces
Learning Delivery Administrator
Marketing & Content Lead
Digital Marketing Specialist
Product Marketing Specialist
Digital Assets Lead
Data and Analytics Specialist
Personal Finance Lead