John Irving has been with the Irving Group of companies since 1983,including Irving Oil and J. D. Irving Limited. He is President of Ocean Capital Investments Limited, which has companies active in a number of areas including real estate, radio broadcasting, construction, and building materials.
John is a Director on the Board of the Institute of Corporate Directors and is active in numerous community activities including Honourary Colonel of the 3rd Field Artillery Regiment. He has served as Chair of the Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation,Chair of the Atlantic Institute of Market Studiesand Chair of the New Brunswick Museum. Other board memberships have included the Kings Landing Historical Settlement and the Heritage Canada Foundation. In addition, he holds a number of volunteer appointments with several universities.
JohnIrving has been recognized for his engagement with and support of various cultural, heritage and educational activities. John is a recipient of the Diamond Jubilee Medal as well as the military Meritorious Service Medal.