We are deeply saddened by the loss of our esteemed colleague, Alan Parris.

We are deeply saddened by the loss of our esteemed colleague, Alan Parris.

Alan was a long-serving member and volunteer of the Australian Mathematics Trust in his role as the New Zealand Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC) Director. He was a passionate advocate and supporter of the Trust, acting as AMC manager for 35 years in the same school.  Alan was also a founding member of New Zealand’s International Mathematical Olympiad committee.

Alan received a BH Neumann Award in 2014 for his outstanding contribution to the Trust, and in 2017 he received the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to mathematical education in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. http://www.amt.edu.au/about-amt/awards-bios/2014-bh-neumann-awards/

We send our heartfelt condolences to Alan’s family, colleagues and students at this time.

Thank you Alan. Rest in peace.

(Photo: Alan Parris receiving the 2014 BH Neumann Award from former AMT Executive Director, Mike Clapper)