Mel Hewitson

Professional Director, Fidelity Life Assurance Company

Mel Hewitson is a professional company director, following an executive career in institutional investment management, risk, compliance and financial regulation.

Mel’s current board memberships include Fidelity Life Assurance, Simplicity NZ, Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Whai Maia, Domain Name Commission, Auckland Foundation and Foundation North. Mel is an Independent Member of the NZ Investment Committee of FINDEX Advice Services NZ Limited.  Mel chairs the Nominating Committee for Waikato-Tainui’s Group Investment Committee  and is the former Chair of the Nominating Committee for the  Guardians of New Zealand Super Fund. Mel is a former Chair of Centre for Social Impact.

Mel was honoured as Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) for services to governance in 2022. She is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors, an Accredited Investment Fiduciary® and holds Climate Competent Board Certification.