Costa announces appointment of new CEO

Costa Group Holdings Limited, Australia’s leading grower, packer and marketer of fresh fruit and vegetables today announced the appointment of Mr Sean Hallahan as the company’s Chief Executive Officer with effect from 31 March 2021. Mr Hallahan will also be appointed as managing director of the company from 31 March 2021.

Announcing the appointment Costa Chairman, Neil Chatfield said, “Sean’s appointment is the culmination of a rigorous global executive recruitment search which included both internal and external candidates, following the notification by current CEO Harry Debney of his intention to retire from a full-time executive role.”

“Sean has been Costa’s Chief Operating Officer since October 2017 and we are delighted to have a person of Sean’s calibre and experience who brings a deep passion for our industry as well as over 20 years senior management and CEO experience in FMCG, including a background with growth oriented organisations with an emphasis on delivering high quality product categories with strong customer focus,” said Mr Chatfield.

Costa has a proud history of growing and marketing industry leading products with a focus on investing in Sustainable Commercial Farming and innovation to support growth in superior genetics based product categories. The Board believes that Sean is ideally placed to lead our strong management team to continue the solid performance of the business as well as continuing to develop exciting growth opportunities for the company into the future.

Details of Mr Hallahan’s background and experience, together with the material terms of Mr Hallahan’s employment contract, are included in the schedule.

Click here for the full press release.

For more information:
MichaelToby
Costa Group
Tel: +613 8363 9071
E-mail: investors@costagroup.com.au


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