Gudinski Receives Entrepreneur Award

Michael Gudinski, managing director of Frontier Touring and chairman of the Mushroom Group of Companies, was awarded the Southern Region Champion of Entrepreneurship 2006 in his hometown of Melbourne on August 31st.

The judging panel includes heads of top corporations including Westpac and Ernst & Young.

“Michael Gudinski has put Australian music on the world map. His focus, drive and discipline have built a diversified music empire, practically from nothing, which in turn has helped build the careers of many aspiring and established artists,” Ernst & Young managing partner Mary Waldon commented. “Michael’s receipt of the Champion of Entrepreneurship award in recognition of his long-term record of outstanding entrepreneurial achievement is truly deserved.”

Gudinski said, “I’m proud to receive this award as I believe it also acknowledges the hard work of the team around me and the talents of the many great artists I’ve worked with from the start of their careers.”

– Bryan Jones