Generate farewells Chairman and welcomes new Board member




Scott Weenink has stepped down from his role as Chairman of the Board at Generate, to focus on his new role as Chief Executive Officer of New Zealand Cricket.

While the Generate team are sad to lose Scott, they congratulate him on his new role and wish him the best. 

“Scott has been a significant supporter of Generate right from the start and has made an enormous contribution as a non-executive director, and recently as our Chair. Scott joined the Board in 2016 and became Chair in 2021, he’s been with us as we’ve grown and played a major role as we transitioned from start-up to mature business. His contribution to our governance has been hugely valuable. Our loss is New Zealand Cricket’s gain, and whilst we’re sorry to see Scott go, we’re thrilled he has such an incredible new role, and one that we know means so much to him,” said Henry Tongue, Generate’s Chief Executive Officer.

Current non-executive director, Peter Brook, will step into the role as Chairman – a position that he has held previously. 

“Being involved in the Generate journey has been one of the highlights of my career to date. It’s been a privilege to have had the opportunity to contribute to, and have a close-up view of, a New Zealand success story. The business has grown from a start-up, taking on the established players, to a business with circa 130,000 KiwiSaver members and $4.5billion in savings,” said Weenink.

“Generate is all about helping Kiwis grow their wealth, to create a better financial future. The whole Generate team is understandably proud of being able to deliver top of table ten-year fund performance for members, ranking first in the Aggressive and Moderate categories and second in Growth*.  Managing other people’s money is a huge responsibility, something that I know the passionate and dedicated people at Generate take incredibly seriously.” 

Generate has also announced that Helen Robinson will shortly be joining their Board as a non-executive director. 

Helen has extensive governance experience including within the technology, financial markets and environmental sectors. Helen has held senior executive positions, including as Managing Director of Microsoft New Zealand and has been a founder of several businesses.

Helen is a recipient of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) for services to business.

“We are absolutely delighted to announce that Helen will be joining the Board. She is extremely accomplished in corporate governance, with vast experience in technology, financial markets infrastructure and environmental projects. Helen’s entrepreneurial spirit, can do attitude and core values fit well with ours at Generate, and I know her expertise and advice will be of immense value to us, and our members,” said Tongue. 

Helen Robinson will officially join the Generate Board in the coming weeks.