Jack Cowin


Jack Cowin

Chairman and Managing Director,
Competitive Foods Australia Pty Ltd., Australia

EY Entrepreneur of the Year Australia Judge 2005, 2006, 2008
World Entrepreneur of the Year Judge 2011, 2014, 2015

Jack is the founder and Executive Chairman of Competitive Foods Australia, a business that has grown from a single food service outlet to one with AU$1.4b in revenue that employs more than 16,000 staff throughout Australia. Jack moved to Australia from Canada to establish his business. In addition to operating 350 restaurants in Australia, the company operates five manufacturing facilities producing frozen value-added meat products as well as processing fresh vegetables. It exports to 29 countries.

Jack is an accomplished entrepreneur. In addition to his role at Competitive Foods Australia, he is also the director of the Network Ten television business and Fairfax Media. He is the Chairman and the largest shareholder of Domino’s Pizza, a listed public company.

Jack is the largest shareholder in BridgeClimb, a major tourist attraction in Sydney. He is also Chancellor Elect of Western University in Canada and was International President of YPO in 1985-86.


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