is the Sir Robert McAlpine project director leading Team Stadium, the consortium responsible for the design and construction of the 2012 Olympic stadium.
will be guest of honour at Barnard Castle School's
speech day, prize giving and leavers' service on July 9.
, 58, who was born in West Hartlepool, attended Barnard Castle School
from 1970 to 1972, for his
A Level studies, while his
father worked in Nigeria as Chief Superintendent of Police during the Biafran War.
"It is a real honour to be asked to return to my old school to speak to students who are setting out to make their own mark on the world," said Tony
"I have very fond memories of Barnard Castle School
, especially playing a lot of rugby and cricket, being on the committee to secure the right to wear non uniform out of lessons at weekends and the dances with the local convent school.
I hope that I will be able to inspire today's students with some of my own life experiences and especially my work over the past four years with Team Stadium and the Road to 2012."
Tony started his career with John Laing as a quantity surveying student in 1972 after missing out on the necessary A Level grades to study his chosen subject of law at university.
In 2007 Tony joined Sir Robert McAlpine as project director of the London 2012 Olympic Stadium.
Barnard Castle School headmaster Alan Stevens said: "We are very privileged to have Tony come back and speak to our students.