Workplace Savings Outlook 2022 with the Retirement Commission

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June 14, 2022

This event was previously postponed, but now has a new date of Tuesday 2 August and in Wellington only. 

Organised by the Financial Services Council's Workplace Savings Committee, we are delighted to welcome Te Ara Ahunga Ora Retirement Commissioner Jane Wrightson and Director – Policy, Dr. Suzy Morrissey. 

Join this session to hear more about the 2022 Arotake o ngā Kaupapahere Moniwhiwhi Ahungarua Review of Retirement Income Policies, highlights of the He Rautaki-ā-motu mō te Āheitanga Ahumoni The National Strategy for Financial Capability and a broader discussion on Workplace schemes, followed by Q&A.



  • 5pm: Arrival at Dentons Kensington Swan Wellington
  • 5.30pm - 6.30pm: Hear from Te Ara Ahunga Ora Retirement Commissioner Jane Wrightson and Director – Policy, Dr. Suzy Morrissey followed by a fireside chat with FSC CEO Richard Klipin
  • 6.30pm: Networking in Dentons Kensington Swan Wellington 


Join us in-person at the Dentons Kensington Swan Wellington office, followed by drinks and light refreshments.


Tickets are complimentary. Kindly hosted by Dentons Kensington Swan.
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Jane Wrightson

Jane Wrightson is was appointed as the Retirement Commissioner in 2020 for a three-year term.

Previously, Jane Wrightson has been the Chief Executive of NZ On Air and Chief Executive of the Screen Production and Development Association (SPADA) and Chief Executive of the Broadcasting Standards Authority.

From 1991 to 1993, Ms Wrightson was New Zealand’s eighth Chief Censor and our first woman Chief Censor when the Films, Videos, and Publications Act became law.

She is also a chartered member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors and a trustee of the Digital Media Trust, which set up the NZ screen history and culture site, ‘NZ On Screen’.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Victoria University, as well as a Master of Business Administration with Distinction from Massey University.

She was a finalist in the 2018 Women of Influence Awards (Board and Management category).

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.

Dr. Suzy Morrissey

Suzy leads a team that supports the Retirement Commissioner to shape the Te Ara Ahunga Ora Retirement Commission’s policy and research work and activities.

She oversees the research programme, the statutory three-yearly Review of Retirement Income Policies and the statutory role to monitor the effects of the Retirement Villages Act, the Regulations and Code of Practice.

Suzy is a Chartered Accountant and spent eight years working for global accounting firms in Australia and New Zealand.

She was made a Fellow Chartered Accountant in 2018. Since 2012 she has worked in the public sector and brings experience from Treasury and MBIE to her role at Te Ara Ahunga Ora. Her PhD in Taxation examined policy and gender.

About the FSC's Outlook series:

Our Outlook series of events engage regulators and politicians in conversations about the future of the financial services industry in New Zealand.