Peter Hilly is an engineer and Managing Director of Spectrum Engineering Australia Pty Limited. He spent the early years of his professional engineering career working for government, culminating in a five-year period with the then Department of Communications Radio Frequency Management Division.
He left the department in 1986 to establish Spectrum Engineering Australia as the first independent provider of frequency management services in this country. In 1995 he became the first person to become accredited under the new Radiocommunications Act to issue frequency assignment certificates.
Peter has a background of some 36 years of continuous and “hands on” experience in spectrum management in Australia and has been involved in this business on both sides of the counter. He has followed the development of the spectrum regulatory process in Australia over the lifetime of five regulatory bodies since the Post & Telecommunications Department of the 1970s and witnessed the birth of the two Radiocommunications Acts, 1983 and 1992.
Peter holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the University of NSW and an MBA from the University of Canberra.