Interim Chief Execuitve Officer and Director
Harry Debney was appointed Interim Chief Executive Officer as of 26th September 2022, having previously served as CEO of Costa from September 2010 to March 2021.
Harry led the Company’s move to becoming a publicly listed Company, and successfully executed an IPO in July 2015. Under his leadership, Costa has established and enhanced its position as a market leader in its five core categories of berries, mushrooms, citrus, glasshouse tomatoes and avocados.
Prior to joining Costa, Harry spent 24 years at Visy Industries, the last eight years as CEO for one of the world’s largest privately owned packaging and recycling companies. In this role Harry substantially grew the Visy business through acquisitions and organic growth and oversaw a progressive renewal of core manufacturing assets to ensure that Visy had the most advanced technology, and lowest cost manufacturing base in the industry.
Having previously worked as Assistant General Manager for Queensland Fruit and Vegetable Growers, Harry has a detailed knowledge and understanding of fresh produce production and distribution.
Harry has an Honours degree in Applied Science and was awarded the University of Queensland Gatton Gold Medal in 2001.
Harry is also a non-executive Director of Kogan.