Financial Advice NZ adds new board director

He will replace David Kneebone, whose term had expired

Financial Advice NZ adds new board director

Insurance News

By Kenneth Araullo

Advisory organisation Financial Advice New Zealand has announced the appointment of Peter Fa’afiu, effective May 1. He will take on the role of independent member director of the board for a period of three years, replacing David Kneebone, whose term had expired.

Fa’afiu comes to the role with extensive experience in governance across media, human rights, vocational training, community housing, sports administration, and education services. He is currently serving as a partner for Navigator NZ, vice chair for the board of Amnesty International, chair for the Monte Cecilia Housing Trust, independent director for Urban Plus Limited, and more.

According to his LinkedIn, Fa’afiu holds a BA in law and politics from the University of Auckland as well as a PRINCE2 foundation and practitioner certification from Tamaki Regeneration.

Financial Advice NZ board chair Heather Roy welcomed Fa’afiu into his new role while also bidding farewell to Kneebone and thanking him for his contribution to the organisation.

“Peter Fa’afiu brings particular skills in the areas of strategy implementation, stakeholder engagement, Mana whenua / iwi / mataawaka engagement, strategic communications and media management. We are pleased to welcome Peter to the board,” Roy said. “The board thanks David Kneebone for his contribution to Financial Advice NZ and the input he provided from a consumer advocacy perspective.”

Earlier this year, the advisory org partnered with Kaplan Professional to provide its members with access to the Ontrack continuing education platform.

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