Dame Mira Szászy Māori Alumni Award 2004

The Dame Mira Szászy Māori Alumni Award recognises outstanding achievement by graduates of the Business School, and excellence in tribal and business endeavours nationwide and internationally.

Adam Parore

Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Law

Adam Parore is a former wicket-keeper for the New Zealand cricket team and was the first Māori to represent New Zealand. When Adam retired from his 12-year cricket career, he worked as the marketing manager for Coca Cola and later as an investment advisor for Goldman Sachs. He then went on to establish an art financing and consulting company under the name Index Group. The Index Group also operated as a mortgage broking pilot for Adam Parore Mortgages.

Adam was recognised firstly for his business career and achievements as a professional sportsman, and secondly for his career in investment advice and development of his art investment company.