Audio Visual Industry Awards  

The 2016 Judging Panel

Scott Doyle
Scott Doyle: has worked at Monash University for 25 years in the Audiovisual, Television and eSolutions divisions. Scott's focus is on enabling the AV Department and their Supplier Panel by standardising the learning and meeting space solutions, installation processes and delivery, and process compliance. His position at Monash lead to him to join the AETM where he has been Secretary of the association for the past three years. [AETM]
Wally Eastland
Wally Eastland: is a Lighting Designer based in Melbourne. He has designed lighting for theatre, dance, opera, events, music and festivals in a career spanning over 20 years in both the United States and Australia. He is a lighting design member of United Scenic Artists Local 829 in the US, a professional design member of the Association of Lighting Designers, and a professional and committee member of ALIA. Wally holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Design. [ALIA]
Kathy Grattan
Kathy Grattan: leads the AV Client Services within the IT Division at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) with over 20 years' experience in technology support in Higher Education. Having 'fallen' into AV after taking up a casual role in the team while studying Radio Journalism, Kathy stuck around UTS, completing her MEd with a focus on Technology and Learning. AV seemed to be the best way of combining Communication and Technology in an Educational setting. Kathy is on the AETM Executive; chairing the Conference, Events & Professional Development Committee which oversees the annual conference, IEP Program, professional development training programs and study tours. [AETM]
Matt Loupis
Matthew Loupis: is the managing Director and founder of Innova-Tech Consulting, a dedicated audio-visual consulting practice. He has 25 years experience in the commercial audio-visual industry, (16 of them as a consultant), installing, designing and commissioning audio-visual systems. Matthew has completed projects in Australia, Singapore, Japan, Korea and Hong Kong, for clients across a range of business sectors including, financial, legal, retail, entertainment, construction and insuranc . [InfoComm]
Rohan Thornton
Rohan Thornton: started his career as a Trainee Lighting Technician at Channel 9 and has and is still actively working in all facets of the Entertainment Industry both in Australia and Overseas. Throughout his career, he has had a lead involvement in some of the biggest events to take place in this country and is always pushing the boundaries of technology. [ALIA]
Paul van Der Ent
Paul Van der Ent: operates PRVconsult, a consultancy specialising in AV and IT design, project management, installation, service and support. He is accomplished in both the electrical and electronic trades and is a licensed Electrical Fitter and Mechanic Special Class in three states and a licensed electrical contractor in the ACT. Paul has also attained CTS (Certified Technology Specialist) certification credentials from Infocomm International and regularly lectures for Infocomm Australia. [InfoComm]
Panel members are nominated by: