Peter Irvine

Well known for the successful Gloria Jean’s franchises, Peter is passionate about teaching others how to be successful in their businesses and personal relationships, whilst remaining true to their values and faith.

Peter first 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 who launched McDonalds in Australia.

In 1996 Peter branched out into franchising and in conjunction with his business partner, established the Gloria Jean’s Coffees franchise in Australia. 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 is also the author of ‘Win In Business’ -20 keys to catapult you towards your vision and “Building Your Business Your People Your Life”.

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