Frank Costa AO OAM

Frank Costa

Frank has been involved with the Cottage for many years and throughout this time has gained the opportunity to meet staff, board members and supporters and see firsthand how Cottage by the Sea helps disadvantaged young people.

Amongst Frank’s many personal achievements is being Chairman of the family wholesale fruit and vegetable operations which commenced in 1888 and he has developed the business to where it is today – the largest privately owned grower, packager, marketer, distributor and exporter of fresh fruit, vegetables and grains in the Southern Hemisphere.

He has been honoured with an Order of Australia Medal in 1997 for his services to youth and the community and in 2003 Frank was awarded the Centenary Medal by the Governor-General for contributions to Australian society.

We are truly grateful to have Frank as our Patron.