John Irving is President of Ocean Capital Holdings Limited. His business activities include broadcasting, construction, real estate, and distribution. John has been with the Irving group of companies since 1983. He holds an MBA and a BA in Economics and has earned an ICD.D Designation (Institute of Corporate Directors).
John is active in numerous community activities, including membership on the Senate of The Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery, member of the New Brunswick Business Council, and a number of board appointments with several universities. His previous committee involvement includes: Director of the Institute of Corporate Directors, Chair of the Audit Committee of the Institute of Corporate Directors, Honorary Colonel of the 3rd Field Artillery Regiment (The Loyal Company), Chair of the New Brunswick Museum, Chair of the Atlantic Institute of Market Studies, and Chair of the Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation. Other board memberships have included The Atlantic Provinces Economic Council, the Kings Landing Historical Settlement and the Heritage Canada Foundation.
In addition to his business pursuits and academic interests, John has been recognized for his engagement with, and support of, various cultural, heritage and educational activities. He has been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal (Military), the YMCA Red Triangle Award, and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.
John and Elizabeth Irving reside in Saint John, New Brunswick.