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Peter Irvine

Peter Irvine will launch the Who’s Who of Melbourne’s Indian Community 2017 on 18 November at the 7th Indian Executive Club Awards

Peter Irvine, author of Win In Business—20 keys to catapult you towards your vision and Building Your Business Your People Your Life, has had over 40 years experience in business at a high profile management level. Most famous as the man who established the Gloria Jean’s Coffees franchise in Australia, Peter started his professional career as a junior at DDB Needham, Sydney—which became the second largest advertising agency in Sydney.

Over a span of 33 years at DDB Needham, Peter acquired an extensive portfolio of business expertise, commencing in media planning and buying, progressing to Media Director for Sydney and National Campaigns, then onto General Manager and finally ending his career at DDB Needham as Managing Director.

Whilst at DDB Needham, Peter was part of the team which launched McDonalds in Australia.

In 1996, Peter branched out into franchising and in conjunction with his business partner, launched Gloria Jean’s Coffees franchise. Today, there are over 470 Gloria Jean’s stores and kiosks across Australia and over 1,000 coffee houses in 39 countries worldwide.

Having sold the business in 2014, Peter now speaks worldwide, providing tools, encouragement, advice and expertise to businesspeople at a variety of events. In 2017, he was awarded an honorary doctorate by NYACK College New York for his contribution to their MBA course and to business in general. Peter Irvine will launch the Who’s Who of Melbourne’s Indian Community 2017 on 18 November at the 7th Indian Executive Club Awards.

 

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