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Commission for Financial Capability - Retirement Commissioner

Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment
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Boards and Governance
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Summary of the Position

On behalf of the Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, the Ministry is seeking a suitable candidate for appointment to the role of Retirement Commissioner.  The role can be based in Auckland or Wellington with the appointment to start from 1 July 2019 to coincide with the end of the current Commissioner's second term.

This is an exciting opportunity to play a leading role in improving the financial capability of New Zealanders and shaping our retirement income policies.


The Minister is looking for candidates with skills and experience that include:

  • a working knowledge of the critical issues relating to retirement income and financial capability
  • the ability to keep up-to-date with industry trends and political and commercial developments
  • a proven ability to create and develop strategy
  • a sound knowledge of good management practices and experience in applying these effectively to achieve organisational goals and objectives
  • the ability to work effectively in a collegial decision-making environment.
  • extensive experience working collaboratively across government and/or with other stakeholders.


The Retirement Commissioner is an autonomous Crown entity. The Commission for Financial Capability (the Commission) is the office of the Retirement Commissioner.  The Retirement Commissioner is a corporation sole which means this is both a governance and a managerial role.


Please note this is a contestable process and applications will be assessed according to the skills and experience the Commission requires at this particular time.


For more information and to apply, please click on this link which will take you to the Treasury's Board Appointment database.

You will need to register on the database if you do not already have a profile and you will need a RealMe account. Once you have a registered profile, you can then apply for this role or other board vacancies via the ‘positions under consideration' page. We strongly recommend uploading to your profile your current CV and a brief covering letter specific to this role, outlining why you are applying and how your skills and experience match the required criteria.

If you have log on issues, the RealMe helpdesk, who administers the log on service, is available 24/7 on 0800 664 774 (NZ), +64 4 463 9376 (from overseas) or

For enquiries about the position, please email   

Applications close 8am on Monday 29th April 2019. 

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