Australian concert and theatrical producer Dainty Consolidated Entertainment (DCE) has signalled plans for growth to come over the next five years with the addition of two executives.

Harley Evans takes over as executive director of touring from July 1. Between 1996 and 2003, he was at ticketing agency Ticketek, responsible for managing its strategic relationship with sports and entertainment bodies as the Sydney Superdome (Acer Arena), ANZ (Olympic) Stadium and Cricket Australia.

Since 2004, Evans has worked at the Fulham football club in the U.K., first as head of ticketing before being promoted to head of business operations.

Chris Green has joined as executive director of theatrical. He was most recently GM of Macquarie Leisure Trust, a division of the finance company Macquarie Group.

Between 1999 and 2003, he was executive producer and artistic director at IMG Arts & Entertainment covering Australia, Asia and New Zealand responsible for the delivery of shows as "Miss Saigon", "Oliver!" and "The Full Monty" and tours by Andrea Bocelli, Bryn Terefel and Shirley Bassey. Before that he was executive administrator and association producer at theatrical producers Cameron Mackintosh International (Asia Pacific).

"We've got some staggering opportunities presented to us, which we're keeping up our sleeves for the moment," the company's Melbourne-based chairman Paul Dainty tells

The touring division makes up 65% to 70% of DCE's business, according to Dainty. This year DCE's tours included those by Bon Jovi, KD Lang, Paul Potts and Iron Maiden with upcoming visits by Michael Buble (June), World Wrestling Entertainment (June) and Chris Rock (August).

Currently shows by the theatrical division, which accounts for 20% of business, include "Rocky Horror Show" and "Mum's The Word 2", with DCE co-producing the Franki Valli musical "Jersey Boys" which opens in Melbourne March 2009.

DCE is also producing next month's TV industry awards, The Logies.