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Winners of top industry awards announced

Thursday 6 September 2018

Industry’s top talent were recognised at the Financial Services Council and Workplace Savings New Zealand 2018 Gala Awards ceremony tonight, following the first day of the FSC and WSNZ national conference.

This year, the focus was ‘Shaping Futures’, and the judges looked for how award nominees were championing consumers and innovation in the sector for each of the award categories.

Rob Flanagan, Chairman of the FSC and an awards judge, said “It’s important that we take the time to celebrate the rising stars of our industry and, this year, it was particularly difficult to pick winners from such a high calibre of nominations.”

There were four individual FSC awards, and the WSNZ awarded four organisations, celebrating excellence in consumer communications.

WSNZ Chairman and judge, David Biegel, said “These best practice awards demonstrate the effort and dedication those in the industry put into improving communication. Many congratulations to all the nominees and to this year’s winners.”

Richard Klipin, CEO, said “These awards are important as they shine a light on the good work that goes on in the sector day after day, and reflect just how consumers are at the heart of everything we do.”

The WSNZ award winners are: Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) of the Year – Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu for Whai Rawa PDS 2017
For the best product disclosure statement by a corporate, master trust, industry or KiwiSaver scheme.

Most Innovative Communication – ANZ New Zealand Investments Limited for KiwiSaver Member Statements
For the most inspiring communication in 2016/17. A change that has made a true difference to consumers and the industry.

Best Overall KiwiSaver Member Experience – AMP for Fast Forward
For the best consumer experience on a KiwiSaver product, communication or service.

Workplace Savings Excellence in Communication – ANZ New Zealand Investments Limited
Overall winner demonstrating simple, easy-to-read, consumer-focussed communication.

The FSC award winners are: Rising Star Award – Jenn Dobinson, AMP
For an individual who has shown tangible growth and development over the previous 12-months, making a real difference to the industry while early in their career.

Innovation Award – Peter Kenny, AMP
For an individual who has proactively taken the initiative to lift professionalism in the industry by addressing a big industry issue or industry challenge.

Shaping the Future Award – Ben Rose, nib
For an individual who has consistently demonstrated industry leadership, proactively advocating for market change and a future focus.

Diversity Award – Treena Jordan, AIA New Zealand
For an individual who walks the talk when it comes to diversity. A person who is passionate about making a difference on any aspect of diversity both within and beyond the workplace.

These awards are now a yearly fixture at the FSC and WSNZ national conference, which this year took place on 6 and 7 September and was themed ‘Shaping Futures’.


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