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Mr Geoff Pearman is a leading consultant, commentator, speaker and author in the field of ageing and in particular the ageing workforce.

Mr Pearman has worked to raise awareness of the issues faced by New Zealand’s ageing population. In 2009 he established Partners in Change, a TransTasman business that works with organisations to address the challenges and opportunities of the ageing workforce. In 2016 he founded Senior Entrepreneurs New Zealand to support senior entrepreneurs through coordinating networking opportunities and providing access to training workshops, mentoring and other resources. He has published a book entitled ‘Doing it Differently – Life and Work After 50’ (2016) and this has been a key education resource in raising awareness of the challenges of increased age and work. He was a principal advisor to the Auckland-based HT Group and its national research on New Zealand’s 55 to 70 year old population and their working, financial and consumer behaviours. He is contributing to on-going research conducted by Massey University’s Health and Ageing Research Team and leading a research stream on senior entrepreneurship in New Zealand. Mr Pearman is a member of the independent advisory group for ‘Better Later Life He Oranga Kaumātua 2019 to 2034’ strategy and advisor to the Retirement Commissioner for the Review of Retirement Income Policy 2019.

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