Financial Services Council honours departing Board Chair Rob Flannagan

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September 1, 2023

Financial Services Council (FSC) Board Chair Rob Flannagan will be stepping away from the organisation in December 2023.

Appointed in 2015, Rob has helped guide, lead and shape the FSC and the financial services sector for the past 9 years.

“Under Rob’s leadership and guidance, the FSC has become an industry body of enormous importance, one which member companies can be proud to belong to," said FSC Deputy Chair Naomi Ballantyne.

“In governing and leading the FSC Board, he has been strong, capable and strategic in his approach.”

Some of Rob’s key contributions and accomplishments during his time with the FSC include:

  • Building FSC into the voice of the sector through policy, regulatory and political engagement, media, research and data
  • Growing the FSC membership from 29 to 115 members
  • Delivery of value to members, including a refreshed member website and sector events
  • Leading the shift of FSC’s vision from being the voice of the sector to growing the financial confidence and wellbeing of New Zealanders – a rarity for an industry body

“The FSC Board acknowledges his outstanding contribution in shaping the FSC into what it is today,” said FSC Deputy Chair Nigel Jackson.

“He will be leaving the FSC in a really strong position: as a strong and effective voice of the sector making great strides in its vision to grow the financial confidence and wellbeing of New Zealanders.”

“The FSC Board, members, and wider industry and stakeholders wish him well in the next stage of his journey.”



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Richard Klipin
Chief Executive Officer
Financial Services Council of New Zealand
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