Nigel Parker has returned to Lithgow High after 40 years

SHARING our life stories and being positive rolemodels can inspire young people at the mostcrucial time of their lives.
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These were the words and wishes from NigelParker when he returned to Lithgow High anddelivered an enthusiastic speech to Year 10 and11 studentsduring an informal assembly.

He spoke openly and candidly about hishumble upbringing and his time and memoriesat Lithgow High School.

His aim was to inspire students to becomebetter citizens and he used his own personalexperiences as inspiration.

Mr Parker talked with reference to how eachday is a new day and how everyone of has theability to change their passion and paths in life.

He also spoke about working hard to achievegoals and realising nothing is ever just handedto you without hard work.

It can help young people gain insight intotheir own purpose, passion and path in life, onething absent for many people contemplatingtheir post-school options is contact with peoplewho have already been there.

“The educational needs of young people aremore diverse and complex than ever before,” MrParker said.

Mr Parker spent his infant and primary yearsat Cooerwull Primary School as he and his familyresided close to there before he enteredLithgow High School and graduated from 6thform (now Year 12) in 1972, 40 years ago almostto the day.

In graduating from this high school Mr Parkermatriculated to the then three universities inSydney and the Australian National University.

After he selected the University of NSW andcompleted a Bachelor of Commerce degree andsubsequently a Master of Commerce degreefrom the same university Mr Parker also becamea Fellow of The Institute of CharteredAccountants in Australia.

Over the past 40 years Mr Parker has spentmost of this time internationally in many countries:the Middle East, Thailand, China, SriLanka, USA and now in Papua New Guinea forthe second time.

RETURN: Nigel Parker, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Ok Tedi Mining was welcomed Back to Lithgow High School for the day and is pictured with vice captain Bridget Cama and Joycelyn Kuban.

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