Peter Twartz

Peter has over thirty years experience in audio and communications for the live event industry. Over the years this has included system design and operation, through to production and technical management.

Peter has been involved with the management of spectrum for wireless microphones since ‘VHF days’ through roles at the Sydney and Athens Olympic Games, Melbourne Commonwealth Games, and numerous TV special events, sporting and awards shows.

During the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games he demonstrated his ability to acquire and coordinate large volumes of disparate data and requests from various organisations. Peter was engaged by the government regulator to coordinate the wireless audio requirements at all of the games venues for broadcast, news media, and venue operations.

He is at ease communicating with clients, suppliers, government regulators, engineers, other managers and staff. He understands protocol, and has been called upon to ‘dress’ microphone and in ear monitors to Royalty, Heads of State and Government, and members of the IOC Family.

Interlaced through this was a thirty year management position at Jands, originally as an applications engineer through to his final role managing the IT and Supply Chain departments. Peter left Jands in early 2021 as the work with PRM had evolved into a full time venture.

Peter has taken on under-performing departments, in each case an understanding of the working of the department, existing resources and goals was required before changes were successfully implemented.

Peter is sensitive to cultural differences, and attempts to find resolutions to challenges rather than conflict.

Peter’s talent is seeing the big picture, the goal and the deadline, whilst maintaining control of the details.

Published Works, Lectures Given, etc

Over the years Peter has been privileged to “present” on many topics ranging from PA design and specification, amplifier design, wireless audio and even lighting. he has presented in South Africa; Singapore; Hong Kong; China 1993 and 2007; UK; and of course numerous occasions in Australia.

Peter has written articles for Sonics Magazine & Channels (predecessor to CX Magazine)

PA System Design and Engineering

Over the years he has filled the role of PA System Engineer, Production Manager and other roles on many shows across a wide variety of event genres, from touring rock shows to large scale outdoor orchestral events, royal command performances, theatre, corporate, mega church events, and Papal masses.

In 1985-1987 whilst working at The P.A. People, they introduced a early concert scale line array system concept to Sydney’s Annual Domain Concert Series. These events attract 60,000-100,000 people, the series includes Channel 7’s ‘Carols in the Domain’, ‘Symphony Under the Stars’ and ‘Opera in the Park’.

Government and Regulatory Liaison Roles

Various interface roles with various governments, government departments, and government agencies in a number of countries.

Wireless spectrum management applications

EMC; SAR; electrical safety; noise pollution; and other issues.

Australian Wireless Audio Group – He was part of the AWAG the industry group that lobbied for wireless spectrum from the digital dividend, and interfaces with the Department DBCDE, the Regulator – ACMA, and the government and opposition ministers.

Successfully handled and passed several Australian Communications and Media Authority audits.

Engaged by The Australian Communications and Media Authority – Commonwealth Games – Melbourne 2006 – as Spectrum Manager for wireless audio at all the games venues plus opening and closing ceremonies.

Peter has served on the board of the Australian Commercial and Entertainment Technology Association (ACETA) – the peak industry body since 2018.

Peter holds a Master of Business and Technology from The University of NSW / Australian School of Business.

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Athens Olympics 2004 Peter Twartz