Veritas propter investigationem [Truth through research]

Michael Littlewood

BA, (1967); LLB (1969) Barrister & Solicitor: New Zealand (1969), Western Pacific (1972); Solicitor: England (1975) Co-director, Retirement Policy and Research Centre, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Michael has been an adviser, manager and service supplier to employers on employee benefit issues in several countries and over many years.

He is also deeply involved in the debate on public policy for both public and private retirement incomes in New Zealand

Relevant work experience:

● Legal counsel and senior consultant, Watson Wyatt in the UK 1973 - 1977

● Senior consultant, Watson Wyatt in the UK and New Zealand 1977 - 1988

● Employee Benefits Director, Fletcher Challenge 1988 - 1997

● Director, Planit Services 1997 -

● Consultant, Aventine Consultants 2003 - 2008

● Co-director, Retirement Policy & Research Centre, University of Auckland 2006 -

Other relevant appointments:

• Member, Prime Minister’s Working Group on Superannuation 1990

• Member , Task Force on Private Provision For Retirement 1991-92

• Councillor, Association of Superannuation Funds of New Zealand (ASFONZ) 1986-92 (Chairman 1989-92)

● Director, SuperLife Trustee Limited 1993 -

● Councillor, ASFONZ 2003 -.

● Principal Editor, PensionReforms 2006 –

Michael is also the author of How to Create a Competitive Market in Pensions – the International Lessons, published by the Institute of Economic Affairs (London) in 1998 (first published in New Zealand in 1997 as Will you still need me? A retirement income primer for politicians, employers and meddlers)