Business Success in SA – Panel Discussion by John Purl of Affinitas Capital

Wed May 25 2022 at 07:00 am to 09:00 am

Crowne Plaza Adelaide, an IHG Hotel | Adelaide

Affinitas Capital
Publisher/HostAffinitas Capital
Business Success in SA \u2013 Panel Discussion by John Purl of Affinitas Capital
'Business in South Australia - Panel Discussion' with guest speakers, JP Drake, Drakes Supermarket and Andy Lee, WOD Life
About this Event

Success is a broad term people use to describe their own personal and professional end goals. A set of achievements, goals and aspirations in life. Success in business is not something that happens overnight. Although you will often hear media use the phrase ‘overnight success' but neglect to highlight the 5, 10, 20 year journey behind the overnight success. 

I am very excited to be able to panel a discussion of two amazing South Australian business leaders who have been and are on their own personal and professional journey to success, but, with very different backgrounds. JP Drake continues the growth and family legacy in a highly competitive space being supermarkets and Andy Lee, co-founder of The WOD Life which over the past 10 years has rocketed into the online fitness and apparel space to ‘quickly’ become a global leading business in this space.

Please join me and the Affinitas Capital team for breakfast on the 25th of May 2022 at Crowne Plaza for our 'Business in South Australia - Panel Discussion'. 

You will hear about the advantages and challenges of starting a business in comparison to a thriving family business in South Australia. With guest speakers, JP Drake, Drakes Supermarket and Andy Lee, The WOD Life. 

Guest Speakers:


John-Paul joined the family business in 1990 while still in school. Starting as a nightfill worker, pushing trolleys and stacking shelves, he progressed to managing departments and eventually entire stores. Jp spent a number of years in Queensland running the state operations before moving back to SA to take up the role of Assistant General Manager under the tutelage of Bob Soang. Today, he is a Director of Drakes and a leader of the business. 

Having spent his entire life in the grocery industry, Jp has developed a keen interest in digital and food trends, and their relevance to the grocery industry. More recently, Jp has been the driving force behind the next cultural and brand evolution of Drakes, advocating for a business that talks directly to their team, customers and suppliers; building on the core values that Roger started. His desire to be honest, authentic and communicative is rare in an industry that traditionally operates behind closed doors. 


Andy is a mission driven Co-Founder of The WOD Life. Actively building The WOD Life from credit card backed startup to a multi-million dollar global eCommerce operation. A multi-brand retailer working with the likes of Nike, Adidas, Reebok and Under Armour, Andy and the team have also built The WOD Life (TWL) into a  fitness and training brand in its own right. 

He leverages his professional experience in Corporate Finance, Banking, Law and Accounting, with new applications in Digital Marketing and eCommerce. Personally passionate about building a world class team, to foster community through and building business content and commerce. 

Business Success in South Australia – Panel discussion by John Purl of Affinitas Capital

When: 25th May 2022

Time: 7 AM for a 7:30 AM start 

Where: Crowne Plaza - 27 Frome St, Adelaide

Hot Breakfast supplied. 


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Crowne Plaza Adelaide, an IHG Hotel, 27 Frome Street, Adelaide, Australia


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