Dame Mira Szászy Māori Alumni Award 2007

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. The Rangatahi Award is given to an emerging business leader aged between 20-40 years.


Dr Marama Findlay

Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngā Puhi
PhD (Economics)

In 2007 Marama became the first Māori doctoral graduate at the University of Auckland Business School. She was a Rhodes Scholar from 1989 to 1992 and her PhD thesis was about Māori tribal development. Marama also has a Master of Arts (Economics) from Sussex in the UK, a Bachelor of Arts with honours from Oxford University and a Bachelor of Agricultural Science with honours from Massey University. She is currently a senior policy analyst at the Ministry of Fisheries.


Wayne Tamerangi Mulligan

Taranaki, Ngāti Maniapoto, Te Ati Awa
Master of Management, Postgraduate Diploma in Business (Māori Development)

Now Chief Executive at Fomana Capital, Wayne has held senior management and strategy positions in the public and private sectors. He specialises in systems thinking and has authored 30 business case studies on Māori organisations, as well as a report on key Māori business characteristics. Wayne holds a number of trusteeships and directorships and is a member of the government advisory body, Capitalising Research Advisory Group. He also attends briefings from the Ministerial Advisory Group on Trade.


Hamuera Walker Mitchell

Ngāti Whakaue
Postgraduate Diploma in Business (Māori Development)
Deputy Chair, Ngāti Whakaue Tribal Lands Inc

Hamuera Mitchell received this award as public recognition of his outstanding achievements and leadership in the world of Māori business development. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) from Victoria University, he worked as a radio journalist for three years, before becoming a public servant for 13 years. Hamuera is a company director and was previously the radio station manager of Radio Te Arawa. Presently he is Deputy Chair of the Ngati Whakaue Tribal Lands Trust, which for many years has made its education strategy its highest priority, closely followed by the lifting of the economic performance of the Trust’s assets.


Jane Roimata Walden-Green (Rangatahi Award)

Ngāti Kahu
Bachelor of Commerce

Each year the Business School recognises an emergent Māori business leader with the Mira Szászy Rangatahi Award. Jane was recognised as an alumnus of the Business School who has showed leadership and has made a significant contribution to enterprise through her business acumen in the world of fashion.