Growing up, Parnell moved between Darwin and Angurugu Community. The opportunity to experience schooling in urban and remote settings made him aware of the importance of both cultural and mainstream education.
Parnell is a supervisor with GEMCO working in post-mining rehabilitation. Working with his dedicated crew, he can pursue his passions of empowering his people and caring for country.
Parnell is usually out camping, fishing or generally exploring the beautiful lands around Groote Eylandt when he is not working. He loves to travel and is also passionate about music.
The newest director to join GEBIE, Parnell is enthusiastic to learn about governance and hopes to give back to community through his directorship by sharing his experience and knowledge.