Michael Gudinski, managing director of
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