Full programme and keynote speaker for Summit announced

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July 20, 2022
Hon Jan Tinetti joins the bumper linup of speakers at the our It Starts With Action Summit on 28 July.

The three-month It Starts With Action campaign is being undertaken in collaboration with Te Ara Ahunga Ora Retirement Commission and over six fortnightly themes, aims to make impactful change to the financial confidence and wellbeing of New Zealand women.

The Summit event will spotlight some of the incredible actions that have been taken over the three month campaign and celebrate those who have supported it from the beginning.

Full programme now live

Click here to view all the details and speaker bios.  

Speaker highlights

8.45am: Keynote speaker - Hon Jan Tinetti

Jan Tinetti

9.15am: CEO Panel

This session will delve into the financial wellbeing journeys of four of the sectors top leaders, including:

  • Antonia Watson, CEO, ANZ New Zealand
  • Nick Stanhope, CEO, AIA NZ
  • Samantha Barrass, Chief Executive, Financial Markets Authority
  • Rhiannon McKinnon, CEO, Kiwi Wealth

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11.00am: Bridging the gender retirement gap

This session will look at what steps are being taken by the industry to address the gender retirement gap.

  • Hugh Stevens, CEO, Smartshares
  • Dr. Pushpa Wood, Director, Fin-Ed Centre, Massey University
  • Sarah Whitelock, Consumer Wealth Leader, Mercer (N.Z.) Ltd.
  • Christina Leung, Principal Economist and Head of Auckland, NZIER / Director and Vice Chair, CFA Society
  • Nick Summerfield, Partner, Anthony Harper

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12.00pm: Young trailblazers

Clarissa Hirst will facilitate an afternoon session featuring a panel of young trailblazers who will challenge the industry on what more needs to be done.

  • Simran Kaur, Director, Girls That Invest
  • Menorah Coombe, YWCA 2022 Y25 Young Leader
  • Te Rina West, YWCA 2022 Y25 Young Leader
  • Sarah Kelsey, Host, The OneUp Project 

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The event will be facilitated by BusinessDesk Investments Editor Frances Cook.

Frances Cook