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Diane Maxwell

Executive Director of Policy and Risk

Diane Maxwell joined the JFSC in 2020 and is the Executive Director of Policy and Risk.

Prior to joining the JFSC, Diane served two three-year terms as the Retirement Commissioner for New Zealand. In this role she was responsible for reviewing retirement income policy, addressing the challenges of an ageing population and the related issues of housing, health, and savings, and building financial capability. During her time as Commissioner, Diane represented New Zealand on the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) International Network of Financial Educators (INFE).

Ahead of her time as Retirement Commissioner, Diane worked as Head of Stakeholder Management at the Financial Markets Authority, where she worked on emerging regulatory issues, industry consultation and guidance. She represented New Zealand at International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) forums internationally.

Diane also has experience working in the banking sector, where she worked on legislative reform including AML, reviews of consumer credit, and changes to the Financial Advisers regime.