Peter Ivany, Executive Chairman of Ivany Investment Group & Chairman of the NIDA Foundation Trust

“Success goes much broader than business. Success in business goes much broader than making money.”- Peter Ivany

Peter Alexander Ivany is an Australian entrepreneur. He currently runs Ivany Investment Group and is the former CEO of Hoyts. Peter is the chairman of NIDA foundation trust.

Peter talks about the three key milestones in his life. He tells how he manages to maintain a great diversity in his businesses which includes ventures in entertainment, investment, sports, philanthropy, zoo, etc.  He talks about Ivany Investment Group. He elucidates what the group looks for before proceeding to make investments.

Peter talks about leading Hoyts, a prominent movie company that operates more than 450 screens. He shares the story of building the organization. Later, Peter talks about his association with the government of Australia and his ventures in philanthropy. Peter defines success in a unique way.  He tells how he is rethinking life in the new world order.

Peter Ivany, Executive Chairman of Ivany Investment Group & Chairman of the NIDA Foundation Trust


Peter Ivany AM is a highly regarded businessman who has matched his achievements in business with passionate involvement in the not-for-profit sector. The individual behind the success of Hoyts Cinemas, Peter was CEO at the time when the company grew from a small chain in Australia to a global business with over 2,000 theatres operating in 12 countries. After the sale of Hoyts in 1999, he spent several years building up his own diversified investment business, Ivany Investment Group. IIG has a range of diversified investments including property, private equity, bonds, distressed debt, start-ups, and company turnarounds, both in Australia and overseas. Past successes include Video Ezy, Harris Scarfe, and TAHL – Australia’s largest hotel owner, managed by Accor. Peter balances his work life by supporting a wide range of philanthropic endeavours. He is the Chairman of the NIDA Foundation Trust and the Chairman of the Sydney Swans Foundation. In addition, he serves as the Chairman of the Advisory Council for the Sydney Film Festival, and as an Honorary Life Governor for the Jewish Communal Appeal. He has contributed to the Boards of the MCA and Art Gallery NSW, and was a founding member of Events NSW, which started a turnaround of major events coming to Sydney.

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