John Wardle

John Wardle

John Wardle

John is a musician, teacher and policy activist on the regulation of entertainment and live music in New South Wales and Australia. Recent work history includes music education at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and the Australian Institute of Music, as well as Policy Adviser to Cabinet Ministers in both houses of the NSW Parliament. John has prepared papers on entertainment regulation for DEWHA, APRA, and the Music Council of Australia (MCA). John was the strategist behind the Raise the Bar campaign on liquor licensing in NSW and in 2009 was awarded the FBi / TimeOut Sydney Music Arts and Culture (SMAC) of the year award for his work in removing PoPE licences from the NSW Planning system. John has also featured in Sydney Magazine’s 100 most influential people in both 2008 and 2009. John now teaches guitar at the Australian Institute of Music and the Guitar Factory at Gladesville as well as performing with various bands including Chucks Wagon and Coolhand and the Chiefs in Sydney and regional NSW.