We are supporting Money Week 2014

Money Week is an awareness campaign promoted by the Commission for Financial Literacy and Retirement Income and this year takes place during the week 13 – 19 October.

As an experienced member of the Institute of Financial Advisers, Craig Wylie is supporting the IFA and CFLRI by offering Pro Bono financial advice to members of the public. More information here

The 2013 Money Week was a huge success nationally.  Craig participated in that by hosting a live chat on Stuff.co.nz as well as providing Pro Bono advice to members of the public who sought advice via the Institute of Financial Advisers.

Craig Wylie

BCA , Dip Bus Studies (endorsement in Personal Financial Planning)*

Craig Wylie is a personal financial consultant, educator, workshop presenter and founding director of C Squared Consulting Limited (C2Consulting).  He worked as a personal financial adviser for 30 years, prior to which he was a Chartered Accountant in Public Practice.  Craig works with individuals and presents workshops for employers in the areas of Planning for Retirement, Financial capability and related personal financial topics.

Our employer clients come from the following groups: Government Departments, Local Authorities, Public and Private Companies (of all sizes) as well as Not for Profit entities.

Craig also project manages our national and other projects in addition to supporting our career development services in the area of CV writing.  Craig and C2Consulting are independent of, and do not recommend, any financial products or providers.

 Fees are based on time engaged.

Craig’s consulting expertise includes:

(*Craig no longer provides comprehensive personal financial plans but can provide referrals to appropriately qualified and trusted financial advisers who are authorised to provide ‘regulated financial advice’ – see below)

Craig’s past experience includes:

Qualifications and Designations:

*Craig relinquished his Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and Authorised Financial Adviser (AFA) designations in 2019 and he does not provide ‘Regulated Financial Adviser’ services as defined in the Financial Services Legislation Amendment Act 2019.

Cynthia Munro

BA, Dip ATE, Dip Bus Mgmt

Cynthia Munro is an executive coach, consultant, project manager and founding director of C Squared Consulting Limited (C2Consulting).  She has worked for 15 years in management consultancy, 3½ years consulting and contracting to government agencies where she led national projects, and 8 years in education and training where she held senior management positions.  Cynthia is experienced in workshop design, delivery and focus group facilitation.  She works with a wide range of small to large organisations.

Cynthia provides a range of services in the following sectors:

  • The Public Service and Local     Government
  • Education
  • Energy and Utilities
  • Oil
  • Transport
  • Professional sports


  • Small to Large Businesses and Not-for-Profit
  • Banking and Finance
  • Health
  • Manufacturing
  • Telecommunications
  • Construction

Cynthia’s consulting expertise includes:

  • Career transition –outplacement coaching in all aspects of job search
  • Career development – assisting clients to identify & navigate their career future
  • Change management for leaders and staff
  • Team building and development
  • Recruitment and exiting processes, including selection and exit interviews
  •  Retirement planning & transition
  • Coaching – leadership, performance, development and personal coaching
  • Performance management systems
  • Facilitation and workshop design and presentation
  • Mediation
  • Employee engagement

Her knowledge and expertise has been enriched through her own experience as a manager and the enjoyment and challenges this brings, her involvement as a board member, and as a project manager for a range of nationwide projects.  Her consultancy approach is about building strong relationships and partnerships.  She is a catalyst for change for both employers and employees by asking the right questions, analysing the resulting information; identifying, implementing solutions.


Cynthia’s project management experience:

  • Led a project to determine the best way to attract graduates to the public service
  • Led a nationwide Contestable Funding round which included chairing the decision making group
  • Co-led the rolling of a nationwide pilot initiative including training regional staff and facilitating forums with the sector
  • Led initiative where stakeholders were made more accountable for government funding
  • Evaluated the Assessment Centre and Leadership programme
  • Co-led review of funding and contracting for government department

Accreditation and assessment tools include:

  • Lominger
  • Myers Briggs Personality Indicator
  • Birkman Method
  • Hogan
  • Jiig-Cal Career Guidance


  •  SHL Suite
  •  TMI
  • DiSC
  • Leadership Development Centre Accredited Career Coach
  • Winsborough 360

Qualifications and professional memberships:

  • Advanced Diploma of Business Management , Oxford University
  • Diploma in Adult and Tertiary Education, Auckland University of Technology
  • Bachelor of Arts, Otago University
  • Member of the Human Resources Institute of New Zealand (HRINZ)