(June 14, 2021) — Harvey Lister, Chairman and CEO of ASM Global’s Asia Pacific Division, has been appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the Queen’s Birthday 2021 Honours List for significant service to the arts, tourism, sport, and live event industries. The Honours List, established by Queen Elizabeth II of England and the commonwealth states including Australia, recognizes special achievements by citizens who have generously contributed to their community and country, globally and domestically.
For 50 years, Lister has been involved in the development, presentation and management of events spanning sport, arts, conventions and exhibitions, concerts and general entertainment. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the tourism and leisure industries.
ASM Global, the world’s leading producer of live entertainment experiences, was created by the 2019 merger of AEG Facilities and SMG, global leaders in venue and event strategy and management. Following the merger, Lister became Chairman and CEO of ASM Global’s Asia Pacific Division, responsible for overseeing the company’s extensive venue portfolio across Australia, New Zealand, India, Asia and the Middle East.
“This extraordinary honour is recognition of Harvey Lister’s lifetime dedication to the entertainment and events industry in Australia,” said ASM Global President and CEO Ron Bension. “His passion, innovation and determination to advance the sector is unmatched. We congratulate Harvey on being awarded an AM in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List and look forward to his ongoing advocacy and contribution to the industry both in Australia and globally.”
Lister has always willingly shared his knowledge and experience with the industry and generously supported his local communities. In addition to his corporate roles, he currently holds a number of positions with industry and community organizations including as Advisory Board Member, the Committee for Brisbane, Director of Australia’s peak tourism industry group, Tourism and Transport Forum (TTF) and Advisory Board Member, the Courier Mail Children’s Fund.
“I would like to express my thanks to the many people who have been there throughout my career for their generosity, loyalty and camaraderie,” said Lister. “I also wish to pay tribute to the 5,000 employees of our Australian ASM Global family, for the work they do and the role they play in the success of our many venues.”