Jon Duffy CEO of Consumer NZ was our guest speaker at the club’s last dinner meeting. Jon has more than 20 years’ experience working in the consumer field. This included roles at the Commerce Commission, heading the Trust and Safety Team and Trade Me, and more recently Assistant Privacy Commissioner. He is also Deputy Chair of Netsafe, and has been on the Board of Consumer NZ since 2014.

Jon covered a range of issues including Supermarket competition, misleading specials and the use of facial recognition. He then went on to cover Retirement Village contracts, Climate Greenwashing and Health and Safety relating to cosmetics.

It was evident from Jon’s presentation that Consumer NZ does a great job for consumers with very limited resources based on funding from their own activities and public subscriptions