Who

Who we are

As the voice of the sector, the Financial Services Council is a non-profit member organisation with a vision to grow the financial confidence and wellbeing of New Zealanders. FSC members commit to delivering strong consumer outcomes from a professional and sustainable financial services sector. Our 104 members manage funds of more than $95bn and pay out claims of $2.8bn per year (life and health insurance). Members include the major insurers in life, health, disability and income insurance, fund managers, KiwiSaver and workplace savings schemes (including restricted schemes), professional service providers, and technology providers to the financial services sector.

Financial Advice

Please note that the FSC is unable to provide personal or professional advice to any FSC member or member of the public. See our Disclaimer for more details or visit our consumer website Money and You for more about where to go if you're seeking financial advice.
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The FSC Secretariat Team

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Beth Brady

Business Manager

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Carissa Perano

Head of Regulatory Affairs

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Clarissa Hirst

Head of Content, Communications and Marketing

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David Bishop

Consultant – Communications & Marketing

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Esther Zhuang

Marketing and Events Coordinator

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Haydee Stroud

Consultant – Projects

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Prathna Singh

Business Coordinator

Richard Klipin - CEO

Richard Klipin

Chief Executive Officer

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Rob Flannagan

Independent Chair

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Troy Churton

Head of Membership & Partnerships

From time to time we look to recruit talented people to join our team. If you're interested in learning more about current opportunities, please contact us.

Contact us

Do you have a question for our team? We would love to hear from you.

For all media queries contact Richard Klipin or Clarissa Hirst +64 9 802 1532 and to email us please use [firstname.surname]@fsc.org.nz

Board Members

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Rob Flannagan

Independent Chair

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Adam Boyd

Executive General Manager, ASB

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Gail Costa

Chief Executive Officer, Cigna

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Grant Willis

Head of Life, Asteron Life

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Hugh Stevens

Chief Executive, Smartshares

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James McDonnell

Chief Executive Officer - NZ, FNZ

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Naomi Ballantyne

Managing Director, Partners Life

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Nick Astwick

Chief Executive Officer, Southern Cross

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Nick Stanhope

Chief Executive Officer, AIA

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Nigel Jackson

Head of Investments, Westpac

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Peter Forster

General Manager, Wealth at Bank of New Zealand

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Fiona Mackenzie

Managing Director, ANZ Funds Management


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