20 August 2021

Sir Michael Cullen's Passing

We are saddened by the news of Sir Michael Cullen’s passing, the former Deputy Prime Minister and architect of the New Zealand Super Fund and KiwiSaver.

The foundation that Sir Michael laid to prepare our country for retirement is a legacy that will be enjoyed by New Zealanders for decades to come. Our sincere thanks to Sir Michael for his contribution to the Retirement Income Group Limited as one of our founding Directors.

"We will always be grateful for being able to have Michael's early influence in our business. His wisdom has shaped us and strengthened our resolve to support the retired community. We are very fortunate that Sir Michael believed in Lifetime and made his extensive experience available to us. Thank you, Sir Michael."

Ralph Stewart, Founder and Managing Director of Retirement Income Group.

“My connections with Michael were many and varied. With his support we worked towards a saving scheme for children's education and I was on the set up team for KiwiSaver. Our last work together was on the Lifetime Board. How lucky we were that he agreed to join us at a crucial time in our development. Kia ora Michael.”

Diana Crossan, Chair of Retirement Income Group Board

We are grateful to have had the benefit from his experience and wisdom. Our thoughts and condolences are with Sir Michael’s family during this time.