About Workplace Savings NZ
Workplace Savings NZ Incorporated (Workplace Savings) is "the Voice of Workplace Savings" in New Zealand.
Workplace Savings is a national, not-for-profit, apolitical membership organisation that represents the interests of employers who offer workplace retirement savings schemes, their trustees & members, as well as superannuation industry service providers including KiwiSaver, and professional advisers.
Our membership embraces all types of workplace superannuation schemes (public & corporate, union-sponsored & industry-based), and KiwiSaver, as well as employers and service providers to the workplace savings industry.
The mission of Workplace Savings NZ is to be the Voice of Workplace Savings: advancing the sustainable, effective and efficient delivery of workplace savings outcomes for all New Zealanders.
The fore runner to Workplace Savings, the Association of Superannuation Funds of New Zealand Inc. (ASFONZ) was established in 1969.
Although a variety of superannuation and pension schemes had been established many years before 1969, they operated in isolation.
The schemes, as such, had no real voice. The creation of Workplace Savings NZ provided an important vehicle for increasing understanding among sponsors and managers of schemes of the issues that they were facing. It enabled schemes to stand together with a representative voice to safeguard the interest of all concerned - members, beneficiaries, trustees and employers.
One of the main reasons ASFONZ was established 40 years ago was to provide a vehicle for those interested parties to share ideas and ensure their views were heard. Although we are now named Workplace Savings NZ, this remains relevant today.
Being an active member of Workplace Savings NZ strengthens the collective voice and helps to build a powerful network for the workplace superannuation industry.
Workplace Savings is the pre-eminent industry association focused on workplace superannuation industry issues. From the grassroots membership through our Council and sub-committees, we encourage participation and debate from all perspectives.
We strive to fulfil our mission by continuing to:-