Sean Hallahan appointed CEO of Costa Group Holdings

SYDNEY: Costa Group Holdings Limited has 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.

Costa is Australia’s leading grower, packer and marketer of fresh fruit & vegetables and operates principally in five core categories: berries, mushrooms, glasshouse tomatoes, citrus and avocados. Operations include approximately 4,500 planted hectares of farmland, 30 hectares of glasshouse facilities and three mushroom growing facilities across Australia.

Costa also has strategic foreign interests, with majority owned joint ventures covering six blueberry farms in Morocco and four berry farms in China.

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