"Costa Group is saddened to learn of the passing of Frank Costa AO.
Frank was a great Australian who through his leadership and vision helped build the Costa Group into the global leading fresh produce business that it is today.
Frank was a people champion and he lived by the mantra of “hire for character, train for skill”. He placed considerable store in a person’s character and integrity, most importantly he led by example and created a strong people focused culture within the Costa business which is still going strong to this day.
We can all say we were better off for knowing Frank. All those who came into contact with him were struck by his generosity of spirit, his genuine interest in their personal welfare, his wise counsel, and his positive outlook on life.
Costa Group extends its sincerest condolences and best wishes to Frank’s wife Shirley and the entire Costa family."
by Sean Hallahan
Costa Group Managing Director and CEO.
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