David John Irvine
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BornDavid John Irvine
EducationUniversity of Natal
OccupationBusiness Executive
EmployerIrvine’s Zimbabwe (Pvt) Ltd
Known forBeing CEO of Irvine’s Zimbabwe (Pvt) Ltd
  • William Irvine (father)
FamilyCraig Irvine (Son)

David John Irvine is a Zimbabwean business executive running the largest poultry production company in the country, Irvine's Zimbabwe (Pvt) Ltd.


In 1969, David worked as a trainee at the Cobb Breeding Co, Chelmsford UK before moving back to Irvine’s Day Old Chicks to work alongside his father and founder, Mr William Irvine. David took over from his father as Managing Director in 1990 before assuming his role as Chief Executive Officer for Irvine’s Zimbabwe in 2009.


David studied his BSc (Agric) at the University of Natal between 1965 and 1968.


David has over 40 years vast experience in all aspects of poultry production and he has transformed Irvine’s into the largest poultry producer in Zimbabwe. David is a Director for Irvine’s Botswana (Pvt) Ltd, Irvine’s Mozambique and Irvine’s Africa (Pvt) Ltd where he is involved in the production of day old chicks and hatching eggs sold the region. David is Chairman of Irvine’s Day Old Chicks which owns subsidiaries such as Lanark Farms, a farming company engaged in production of cattle, maize and vegetables. David has travelled extensively to the USA, Europe and South Africa on business to update on developments in the poultry industry and to sell the company’s products.[1]


  1. [1], Irvine's Chicken, Published: No Date , Accessed: 20 February, 2020