Emeritus Professor Tony Parker, ONZM, of Wellington, for services to industrial design
Emeritus Professor Tony Parker was appointed as Professor of Industrial Design at Massey University.
He then became Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor and Director of Research at the College of Creative Arts. He began his career at the Ministry of Works and Development, designing the executive desk chair used by former Prime Minister David Lange.
Much of his career was spent designing security, animal management and fuel system products for Gallagher Industries.
He coordinated the Design Industry Scoping Review, a foundation of the government’s Better by Design programme. He was President of the Designers Institute of New Zealand.
He was awarded 16 Best Design Awards from the Institute and was Convenor of the Product Design category.
Emeritus Professor Parker’s work has been recognised internationally by design awards and invitations to judge overseas.