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The 2019 Financial Services Council and Workplace Savings NZ Awards

A warm welcome to Towards Wellbeing, the theme for the 2019 Financial Service Council and Workplace Savings NZ Conference on the 11 and 12 September 2019 in Auckland. The conference is fast earning the reputation as one of the flagship conferences of the Financial Services Sector in New Zealand, known for leading edge content and speakers and provoking debates around the key issues affecting the sector with the Awards setting an new benchmark for the industry.

Gala Awards Dinner sponsored by


The FSC and Workplace Savings Awards are an annual celebration acknowledging the accomplishments of individuals and businesses in the financial services industry and the positive impact that our industry has on the community. 2019 was the third year of these awards and we took the opportunity to update the categories.

Emerging Leader Award : Mark Banicevich
This award recognises a young industry professional who has demonstrated outstanding commitment, achievement and passion in the New Zealand Financial Services industry in the last 12 months. 

LIT of the Year Award : 
Tim McGuiness

This award recognises Licensed Independent Trustees who has demonstrated innovation, performance and respect within the industry. 

Team of the Year Award : Partners Life Marketing Team
This award is open to any team operating in the Financial Services Sector in New Zealand. 

Improving Consumer Outcomes Award : BNZ
This award is recognises products, services or campaigns that improve consumer outcomes. It is open to all facets of the industry, and must include innovation or disruption. 

Governance : FSC Conduct & Culture Committee
This award recognises excellence in governance for those operating in the financial services industry of New Zealand. 

Innovation & Wellbeing Award : AIA

This award recognises excellence by an organisation focussed on the wellbeing of clients, staff & the NZ community as well as on the broader diversity and inclusion initiatives 

Chairman's Award for Service to the Industry : Susan Basile
This award recognises an outstanding individual who has significantly contributed to the advancement, promotion and improvement of the Financial Services industry in New Zealand over the span of their career.

Special Leadership Award : Workplace Savings NZ Council

This award reflects the leadership, foresight and courage of the WSNZ Council to help create a strong and single industry voice for the financial services sector.

2018 Winners

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu for Whai 
Rawa PDS 2017

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.

ANZ New Zealand Investments Limited

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.

ANZ New Zealand Investments Limited

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

Jenn Dobinson, AMP

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.

Peter Kenny, AMP

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.

Ben Rose, nib

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.

Treena Jordan, AIA New Zealand

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.


Thank you to all of our sponsors

Diamond Sponsor

The Financial Services Council is a non-profit member organisation and the voice of the financial services sector in New Zealand. Our 35 members comprise 95% of the life insurance market in New Zealand, and manage funds of more than $47.5bn. Members include the major insurers in life, disability and income insurance, fund managers, KiwiSaver, professional services and technology providers to the financial services sector. Find out more at and follow us on twitter.


Workplace Savings NZ is a not-for-profit apolitical membership organisation representing the interests of employers who offer workplace retirement savings schemes, their trustees and their members, other retirement scheme managers and supervisors, retirement savings industry service providers and professional advisers. WSNZ’s membership embraces all types of retirement schemes (KiwiSaver, workplace savings and superannuation schemes) and participants who are public and corporate, union-sponsored and industry-based. Find out more at

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