Te Mana Ahungarua Retirement Commissioner

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Responsibilities of the Retirement Commissioner

The Retirement Commissioner’s role was first established under the Retirement Income Act 1993 and continued under the New Zealand Superannuation and Retirement Income Act 2001 which sets out the Commissioner’s functions powers and duties. The Retirement Commissioner is appointed by the Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs and is an Autonomous Crown Entity under the Crown Entities Act 2004.

Under legal mandate, the Retirement Commissioner is required to fulfil the relevant functions and requirements of the New Zealand Superannuation and Retirement Income Act 2001 and certain functions under the Retirement Villages Act 2003:

  • Leading and coordinating of the National Strategy for Financial Capability to improve the financial capability of New Zealanders of all ages.
  • Reviewing and reporting to the Minister of Commerce every three years on the retirement income policies implemented by government.
  • Monitoring the effects of retirement villages legislation, administering the retirement village disputes process and appointing members to disputes panels as vacancies arise.



To contact the Retirement Commissioner please get in touch with the Performance Accountability Specialist Rebecca Jenner:
E/ becca@retirement.govt.nz
P/ +64 9 356 1447‬