Jane Wrightson, Retirement Commissioner
Kia ora, I took up the role of Retirement Commissioner in February 2020 for a three year term.
I was previously chief executive of public media funder NZ On Air where I championed a wide range of media content to reflect New Zealand’s identity. Diversity and inclusion were central to our work there, so I understand that New Zealanders come from many different backgrounds and have many different needs as they prepare for retirement.
I’m looking forward to continuing CFFC’s work to help New Zealanders get ahead financially, and to work with government to ensure people have a good standard of living as they age, both now and in the future.
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 Governance Administrator, Rebecca Jenner:
P/ +64 9 356 1447