7-Eleven Australia has appointed Angus McKay as the company’s new CEO.
Mr McKay, who was most recently the CEO and managing director of Skilled Group Limited, takes up the new position immediately.
His appointment follows a global recruitment search and he will take over from 7-Eleven’s interim CEO Bob Baily, who will remain a member of the board.
Mr Smith said the appointment of Mr McKay is a crucial part of advancing the company’s strategic reform programme, which is focused on growing 7-Eleven, improving its operations and enhancing its people and culture to ensure it has 21st century workplaces that are fair, efficient and customer focused.
“Mr McKay is a proven builder of strong and connected teams and has created successful cultures in multiple business environments, which makes him a perfect fit for 7-Eleven.
“Angus has a long and successful history across a range of industries and in many parts of the world where he has brought a strategic approach to business development as well as operational capability and efficiency, which are all important attributes to building the new 7-Eleven.
“I am looking forward to a long and productive relationship with Angus as 7-Eleven’s CEO,” Mr. Smith said.
Mr McKay said he was delighted to have the opportunity to lead 7-Eleven and ensure it continues to grow and remains Australia’s number one convenience store operator.
“I am committed to building a strong relationship with our franchisees and enabling them to run their stores in a way that delivers value for them as small business people, provides innovative and quality products and outstanding service for customers and where stores are satisfying places to work.
“Working with franchisees as well as our suppliers and other stakeholders will be a crucial part in 7-Eleven’s on-going success and being an industry leader.
“The strategic reform programme sponsored by the chairman is a central plank in our future and it will continue being implemented across the organisation as the basis for enhanced governance and oversight and having the people and culture to ensure our business is the best it can be,” Mr McKay said.