Jane Wilson will join Costa’s non-executive board of directors as of 1 April. Wilson takes over from outgoing Kevin Schwartz who has resigned effective today.
Schwartz is a founding partner and CEO of Paine Schwartz Partners and has been on Costa’s board since 2011.
“The company would like to sincerely thank Kevin for his valuable contribution, both through his leadership as an investor and a director, and since our ASX listing in July 2015 as a non-executive director,” said Costa chairman, Neil Chatfield.
Stepping in, Wilson will join as an independent non-executive director. She holds a number of roles including co-chair of the Federal Government’s Australian Advisory Board on Technology and Healthcare Competitiveness and is a director of the General Sir John Monash Foundation.
In the early ‘00s Wilson was the inaugural chairman of Horticulture Australia and holds a medical degree, as well as an MBA from Harvard University.
“The company is delighted to appoint a person of Jane’s calibre and background to the board,” Chatfield said. “Jane’s extensive business experience across a range of sectors will provide important insights as the company continues to implement its domestic and international growth strategy.”