About Us

Dr M. Claire Dale

Claire is Research Fellow with the Retirement Policy and Research Centre in the Business School at the University of Auckland, where she completed a PhD. Recent publications as either contributer or sole author include:

  • The further fraying of the welfare safety net (Dec 17),
  • Whakapono: End child poverty in Māori whānau: A preliminary report (Dec 2017),
  • A New Zealand where all children can flourish: BRIEFING PAPER to the incoming Government (Oct 2017), and
  • Proceedings Summit 2017: Beyond Social Investment (Oct 2017).

She is chief editor and contributing author of CPAG's publication Our children, our choice: priorities for policy (2014), and co-author of CPAG's first publication Our Children: The Priority for Policy (2001).  Claire is also the author of many of CPAG's submissions on tax, health, welfare and financial sector reform.

From 2006 to 2011 she served as a Commissioner on the Insurance and Savings Ombudsman's Commission, and in 2010 she founded Nga Tangata Microfinance Trust (NTM), providing no interest loans to low income families in partnership with Kiwibank. NTM has since provided no interest loans to low income New Zealander’s totalling $1,568,675.