The Fund is managed by the Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation, an Auckland-based Crown entity. The Guardians, which has been recognised globally for its governance, transparency and innovation, is led by Chief Executive Officer Matt Whineray.


Maximise the Fund's return over the long term, without undue risk, so as to reduce future New Zealanders' tax burden.


A great team building the best portfolio.


We Stand Strong - We are transparent and clear in our purpose and approach. We lean into the hard times and keep a clear head during the good times. In a world of sudden change and unexpected events, there is often pressure to change our minds or yield to the immediacy of the situation. Our foundations are deep but not fixed. We stand strong, together.

We Support Each Other -We look out for each other and make sure we succeed together. Our job is often difficult, and we must respond quickly to disruption. We understand that our work lives are busy; we celebrate the good times and support each other in the hard times.

Future Focused - We take a long-term view. Every decision we make today will have an impact in years to come. In a world that is often constrained by short-term thinking, we rise above the noise of the present and consider the future. What would the future me think of this decision?

Team Not Hero - Success is determined by the strength of our team. We succeed and fail together. None of us is perfect, and our ability to pick each other up and learn from our mistakes makes us stronger. Teamwork is a force multiplier. We debate constructively - trust and communication are the cornerstones of our work.

A Good Employer

The Guardians employs around 160 staff, many of whom are New Zealanders who have returned from overseas. We place a high priority on attracting the best candidates, retaining our top talent and building the capability of our team. We aim to be a good employer and are committed to offering equal employment opportunities to prospective and existing staff. Workplace flexibility, investing in professional development and offering staff career-progressing opportunities are central to our employment offering.

Employment Opportunities

If you are eligible to work in New Zealand and are interested in a career opportunity with the Guardians, please submit your CV to [email protected]. Please note that, while we maintain a ‘talent pool’ of prospective employees, we do not advertise job vacancies. All recruitment is undertaken via specialist search.

Summer Intern Programme

We offer a limited number of paid summer internships to outstanding university students or recent graduates from a range of disciplines.  Internship opportunities are advertised via New Zealand University careers centres in the second half of the calendar year.