Mel Hewitson

Director at Simplicity


A professional director with board memberships of Fidelity Life Assurance, Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Whai Maia, Trust Investments Management, Foundation North, Domain Name Commission and Auckland Foundation. She is an Independent Member of the FINDEX Advice Services NZ Investment Committee and Chairs the Nominating Committees for the Guardians of New Zealand Super Fund and Waikato-Tainui Group Investment Committee.

Mel brings relevant skills and alignment with Simplicity’s commitment to investors' interests, developed from her former leadership roles at the Financial Markets Authority and investment management firms with strong fiduciary cultures.

She is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors, an Accredited Investment Fiduciary and has degrees in Business (Masters), Economics and Japanese.


  • Director

    Current role

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