Retirement Commissioner appointment welcomed

The New Zealand Bankers’ Association today congratulated Diane Maxwell on her appointment as Retirement Commissioner.

“We have been working closely with Diane in her interim capacity and are pleased to see her confirmed in the permanent role of Retirement Commissioner,” said New Zealand Bankers’ Association chief executive Kirk Hope.

“Diane’s banking and regulatory background will serve her well in this role. She also brings a strong commitment to financial literacy and valuable experience delivering programmes to communities.

“Financial literacy is about people making informed choices to improve their financial well-being. Improving New Zealanders’ financial literacy and education benefits individuals, communities and the broader economy.

“Diane’s appointment sends a clear signal of the importance that the government is placing on improving financial literacy. We welcome this renewed focus and look forward to working with the Commissioner and the Minister on this goal,” Hope said.