Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Hon Kris Faafoi has announced the appointment of Jane Wrightson as Retirement Commissioner.

The Commission for Financial Capability (CFFC) is an independent government-funded organisation working to ensure New Zealanders are equipped with the financial knowledge, skills and confidence to arrive at retirement in good financial health.

Jane has served as Chief Executive at NZ On Air since 2007 and was instrumental in shifting the focus and broadening the scope of its work.

She has also served as Chief Executive of both the Screen Production and Development Association (SPADA) and 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.

In 2018, Jane was a finalist in the Women of Influence Awards, Board and Management category. She replaces interim Retirement Commissioner, Peter Cordtz who has served in the role since December 2018.

On Jane's appointment, Minister Faafoi said, “NZ On Air connects New Zealanders and helps reflect what it is to be a New Zealander. It supports inclusion and embraces our diversity through the local content it funds. The abilities Jane has shown in leading that work will neatly fit into the work she’ll be doing with the Commission for Financial Capability on a national strategy to help New Zealanders get ahead financially.”

Jane will begin her three-year term at CFFC on 10 February 2020.

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