PETER L HARDING
An Australian who currently resides in Florida, the experienced worldwide traveler has lived and worked in five countries: his native Australia - New Zealand, Canada, Great Britain (London) & the USA.
His childhood years were spent in Western Australia); a home for unwanted children before being sent alone into an unknown world at the age of sixteen. Considered free and able to get on with his life, soon, an insatiable wanderlust to travel emerged; inevitably, the world became his larger (real) educational playground. First, 4 years in England at the height of the British Music invasion; his love of music was fulfilled!
Next, Canada beckoned, providing the career he longed for in music/radio commencing as an "on-air" Radio Disc Jockey in Thunder Bay, Ontario, before rising through the ranks to General Manager (Northwestern Ontario Broadcasting). Five years later, homesick, it was back to Australia; Program Director (Radio 4BK Brisbane).
Four years later, after switching musical chairs to join the record industry, RCA Ltd (Australia) Sydney, he was elevated to General Manager RCA Ltd (New Zealand). On returning to Australia, media credentials were extended to include the print media conglomerate (Queensland Newspapers) as General Manager (Daily Telegraph). However, missing music, he was lured back to his roots, Radio; this time, a 10-year stint as General Manager Radio (4BK) Brisbane before retiring from media - period!
Expectedly, the mystery of travel again beckoned, Tour Guide out of Australia - traveling extensively by bus, through Europe - the job was a natural! Then, a partnership, combining Sports Management, (football, cricket, swimming and surf-lifesaving) followed, including a host of exciting global activities, many on the West Coast (California) USA.
In 1995, a remarriage to fashion guru, Lynne, San Diego became his new home. A decade later, they moved to sunny Florida.
Ever close to his two children, Justin and Lisa and their growing family, they still reside in Brisbane, Australia. Despite losing his wife Lynne to cancer, accepting life is for living - today, tomorrow remains as exciting as yesterday! His motto, acted on throughout his life - ''The world steps aside to let everyone pass - if, they know where they are going.'