Kevin PRYOR

Kevin PRYOR

Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Pikiao
 

1991 – 1993 – Committee member, Te Tohu Taakaro o Aotearoa Incorporated
1994 – present – Trustee Te Tohu Taakaro o Aotearoa Charitable Trust
2003 – 2007 – Trust Chairperson

 

Education

Auckland University of Technology (AUT)

Qualifications

Bachelor of Management Studies Marketing (Waikato)
Master of Commerce (Hons) Marketing and International Business (Auckland)

Employment

2004 – Present CEO AUT Enterprise Ltd and Director Commercialisation.
2001 – 2004 Director of Marketing (AUT)
1995 – 2001 Academic Group Leader Marketing and Advertising (AUT)

Community Appointments

1998 – 2000 Chairman – Moana Pacific Fisheries Maori Sports Awards
1997 – 2000 Executive Member – NZ Marketing Council
1999 – 2000 Executive Member – Sport Marketing Special Interest Group Asia and Pacific.

Summary

Kevin has a background which spans both academic and commercial environments. The role of CEO and Director Commercialisation facilitates the development of knowledge and intellectual property of the university into commercial opportunities.
His business experience covers strategic and business planning with particular emphasis on development and investment in start-up companies and new technologies.
Kevin maintains an active role in the community as past chairman and current Board Member of Te Tohu Takaaro Charitable Trust (Maori Sports Awards) which organises the annual National Maori Sports Awards, Maori Sports Hall of Fame, National Tamariki Day and various sports and educational scholarships.
Kevin is the eldest son of the late Albie Pryor, founder of the Maori Sports Awards Trust and, along with wife Heather, are the proud parents of Dan (Northland) and Kara (Auckland) playing rugby in the ITM Cup.