About Diane Maxwell

The Retirement Commissioner at the Commission for Financial Literacy and Retirement Income is Diane Maxwell.

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Diane Maxwell was appointed Retirement Commissioner in June 2013 for a three year term.  Her previous role was Head of Stakeholder Management at the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) where she worked on: the role of regulation locally and globally post GFC and the relationship between compliance, regulation, an informed investor, improved disclosure and product innovation.

Prior to FMA Diane was Head of Brand and Corporate Affairs at Bank of New Zealand overseeing media and government relations, complaints, sustainability, events, marketing and sponsorship. During that time she worked on financial literacy and responsible lending, alongside privacy breaches, product development, and legislative and compliance changes including: FAA, AML, review of CCCFA, Securities Act and Consumer Law.

Previous roles have included Partner at Michaelides and Bednash in London, Media Director at Saatchi and Saatchi NZ, and trans-Tasman consultant delivering research and analysis for the banking, media and telecommunications sectors.

Diane has been a weekly contributor on New Zealand radio and on BBC Radio 5 in the United Kingdom on consumer trends, and is an experienced public speaker.