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Dear Contact,

The last Workplace Savings Committee Newsletter dated 12 June 2020 outlined the 2020/21 work plan and established objectives of the committee, these have created a solid framework to work from moving forward. 

The Global Investment Outlook, In Conversation with Andrew Bascand session during the Generations digital conference proved to be very popular.

The committee is planning an end of year celebration to acknowledge the achievements made during this first year as an official FSC committee.
 
By the end of November, the committee plans to have recorded three restricted workplace savings scheme trustee training videos covering the following:
  • Introduction to Trusteeship
  • Introduction to Governance
  • Introduction to Investment
Details will be provided at the end of year event planned for 18th November – details below.

The committee also pays respect to an industry great, David Stevens who sadly recently passed. Read on for further details.

It has been pleasing to see the growth of the Workplace Savings Scheme membership over the past few months, so an official warm welcome to new members of the Financial Services Council.

Paul Drummond and Alasdair McBeth
Co-chairs of Workplace Savings Committee

The members of the committee are:

Alasdair McBeth (DLA Piper), Andrew Johnson, Bruce Dutton (Anglican Church), Bryan Connor, David Biegel, David Ireland (Dentons), Helen Skinner (Craigs), Mark Davis (MySuper) ,Mike Woodbury (Chapman Tripp), Paul Drummond, Philippa Kalasih (Mercer),Steve Grant (MJW), Tim McGuinness
Networking Event: Latest developments in Workplace Savings
Wednesday 18th November, 4:00pm  

The Committee are pleased to invite you to an end of year event being held across Wellington, Auckland and online via zoom.

This free event will host a presentation highlighting the latest workplace savings developments followed by an opportunity for networking, drinks and nibbles. As this will be a hybrid event there will be the option for members to interact digitally.
       
        Gavin Quigan                                Mike Woodbury
       Principal Adviser,                                   Partner
   Restricted MIS, FMA                         Chapman Tripp    
       
     Tim McGuiness                         Catriona Grover
  Independent Trustee                             Partner
                                                Dentons Kensington Swan
Come along and join us at either or our venues Wellington, Auckland or online via Zoom.
Register now via Eventbrite
David Stevens – an obituary
The Workplace Savings Committee of the Financial Services Council is sad to share with you all the news that on Friday 16 October 2020, David Stevens passed away suddenly aged 84.
 
David was a seminal part of the New Zealand workplace savings story - and our industry owes him a huge debt of gratitude.
 
After retiring as a senior executive of The National Bank of New Zealand, David served for more than a decade (until early 2003) as the Executive Director of the Association of Superannuation Funds of New Zealand (ASFONZ), which later became Workplace Savings NZ. He was deeply admired by all who worked with him in that capacity for his tenacious, professional and caring stewardship, and his indefatigable (and effective!) advocacy work for member schemes over a period of accelerating legislative and structural change.

David was a respected, generous and insightful long-term contributor to scheme trustee boards that are literally too numerous to mention. Two stand-outs though were his service as Chairman of the New Zealand Harbours Superannuation Plan (now the Ports Retirement Plan) for a remarkable 26 continuous years, and his equally exceptional work over many years with helping The New Zealand Anglican Church Pension Board to deliver on its mission.
 
David was the founding independent director and Chairman of Implemented Investment Solutions. His governance expertise and business insight were invaluable as he gave a key guiding hand to that business through its early years.

Among the many other entities to which David volunteered his time and expertise was the celebrated Norman Kirk Memorial Trust, which helps New Zealanders and people of the South Pacific to reach their potential by providing financial help for education, study or training.  
 
David was a “gentleman’s gentleman” with a real sense of occasion - as those who witnessed the “signing pen” deployed only on special occasions can readily attest! He will be warmly remembered for his wry good humour, his dress sense (enviably dapper to the last!) and his infectious sense of mischief.
 
Above all else though, David was a true servant leader – and we thank him for his transformative contribution to our industry.
 
Rest in peace, David.
Welcome to new FSC Workplace Savings Schemes Members
  • BP New Zealand Retirement Plan (BP Pacific Investments Limited)
  • Ports Retirement Plan
  • The Maritime Retirement Scheme
  • Sealed Air (New Zealand) Superannuation Fund
  • Nestlé Pensions (New Zealand) Limited
  • The Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand Beneficiary Fund
  • MERBP Trustee Limited
  • Colgate-Palmolive Superannuation Plan
  • UniSaver Limited
  • New Zealand Steel Pension Fund
            View all FSC members 

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