Taste Holdings appoints Duncan Crosson as its third CEO of the year

Crosson's appointment comes after the resignation of Dylan Pienaar who had only been appointed in March.

Taste Holdings announced on Tuesday 3 December that head of the Taste Luxury Goods Division Duncan Crosson has been appointed as its new group CEO with immediate effect. 

The appointment follows the resignation of Dylan Pienaar on the same day. 

The statement said that Pienaar’s decision comes after the revision in Taste’s strategy to become a Luxury Goods Business and having successfully navigated the sale and transition of Starbucks, Maxi’s and The Fish & Chip Co

Crosson will be Taste Holdings’ third CEO this year. 

Crosson received a B.Compt honours degree while serving his articles with Morrison Murray. He gained experience in a manufacturing and distribution environment servicing the retail and FMCG goods industry. He progressed to CFO and shareholder of the group of companies. In 2000, Crosson joined Scooters Pizza and has served as a member of its board of directors since 2001. He was appointed as COO of NWJ Fine Jewellery in September 2009 and as CEO in April 2010. Crosson was appointed CEO of the Taste Holdings Luxury Goods Division in December 2014. He was appointed to the board of the Jewellery Council of South Africa in 2011 and has served on the Jewellery Council’s executive committee from February 2012 to 2014.