New board members for Workplace Savings NZ

Press Release – Workplace Savings

Workplace Savings NZ (the voice of workplace savings) has announced the appointment of four people to its Council Board at the association’s Annual General Meeting in Wellington. In a move which demonstrated strong support for the work being undertaken …29 April 2011


New board members for Workplace Savings NZ

Workplace Savings NZ (the voice of workplace savings) has announced the appointment of four people to its Council Board at the association’s Annual General Meeting in Wellington.

In a move which demonstrated strong support for the work being undertaken by Workplace Savings NZ, eight member representatives were nominated to fill four vacancies on the board.

The successful candidates were:

• Ian Miller (Head of Wholesale Investments at Tower Investments) – elected for a second three year term;
• Graham Evans (Director at Breaker Bay Consultants Limited) – elected for a second three year term;
• Kerry Haycock (Financial Controller at Airways NZ) who had been co-opted to the board in 2010 to fill a casual vacancy; and
• John Smith (General Manager Investments at ASB Bank Limited), a first time board member.

“Workplace Savings NZ is very pleased to have attracted such interest in working on our governance group” said Chairman David Ireland.

“Our new board members collectively bring a wealth of experience to the table, and they will capably support our objective of advancing the sustainable, effective and efficient delivery of workplace savings outcomes for all involved,” he said.

Special mention was made of retiring board member Dianne Kidd, who stepped down after serving 6 years on the board, chairing its professional development initiatives during that period.

Workplace Savings NZ has also announced a new membership group for whom “Continuing Profession Training” will be a core criterion.

David Ireland said the name given to the new membership group is “Workplace Savings Professional” (WSP).

“Given the current direction of regulatory reforms, we believe it is important that those who demonstrate a commitment to expertise in the industry in which they work are able to be formally recognized for that commitment,” he said.

ENDS

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