Paul Dainty, chief executive and president of promoter TEG Dainty, has been awarded the Order of Australia honour.

The award is an ‘order of chivalry’ to recognise Australian citizens for achievement or meritorious service by Queen Elizabeth II.

Dainty has been appointed as a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia for “significant service to the entertainment industry as a producer and promoter of national concert tours, theatre and events”.

Dainty has been promoting and producing live entertainment across Australasia since the early 1970s. He was recognised by the highly acclaimed SportBusiness International Magazine as one of world’s 20 most influential promoters and recently ranked by Billboard Magazine as the fifth largest promoter in the world.

Geoff Jones, chief executive of Ticketek and TEG Dainty owner TEG, congratulated Dainty on his Order of Australia honour, which came in the Queen’s Birthday list.

Jones said: “Paul is truly a doyen of the music industry and the Order of Australian honour is worthy recognition of his 40-year contribution.

“I have had the pleasure of working in business with Paul for many years and of course the Dainty Group became part of the TEG family a year ago. He remains a sharp businessman with fabulous relationships across the global music and theatre industries.”

Dainty Group International was acquired by TEG in 2016, with the company having worked with some of the world’s biggest acts, including Katy Perry (pictured), Michael Bublé, Bon Jovi, Eminem, Neil Diamond, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, U2, Duran Duran, and Guns N’ Roses among others.

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