Peter Ivany AO has built his own diversified investment business, Ivany Investment Group, and was previously CEO of Hoyts Cinemas.

Peter balances his work life by supporting a wide range of philanthropic endeavours. Aside from Chairing the Swans Foundation, he is also the Chairman of the NIDA Foundation Trust and serves as the Chairman of the Advisory Council for the Sydney Film Festival. Peter also serves on the Boards of NIDA, Allied Credit, Sydney Zoo and is Chair of the Loftus Peak Advisory Board. In addition, he is an Honorary Life Governor for the Jewish Communal Appeal and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Technology, Sydney. 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.

Peter was recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for 2021, having received an AO for distinguished service to the community as a supporter of sporting, arts, film, not-for-profit and natural science organisations.