7-Eleven Australia names new CEO following departure of Angus McKay

7-Eleven Australia has named Fiona Hayes as CEO and Managing Director following Angus McKay’s departure to Bapcor.

Hayes joined 7-Eleven in 2022 as General Manager – Channel before being appointed CEO and Managing Director in July 2024. Prior to joining 7-Eleven, Hayes served on the Executive Team at Telstra for more than a decade.

“It is an honour to lead 7-Eleven Australia and I’m excited about what we will collectively achieve in the years ahead.

“Our ambition is to expand our network and push the boundaries of how consumers experience convenience in the local neighbourhoods we serve. I’m looking forward to working with our stores, our partners, and our support office to bring this to life,” said Hayes.

The appointment comes at an exciting time for the 7-Eleven Australia business, which was recently acquired by 7-Eleven International (7IN) for $1.71 billion. The company has identified opportunities to transform 7-Eleven Australia’s merchandise and fuel offer, expand product assortment, and introduce new high-quality fresh foods.

McKay’s appointment at Bapcor, a leading automotive retailer that operates the Midas and Autobarn stores across Australia, came as the business rejected a $1.2 billion buyout offer from private equity firm Bain Capital.

Speaking to C&I before his departure, McKay said thanks to the new owners, 7-Eleven Australia now has access to expertise from the leading convenience food experts in the world.

“The 7-Eleven Japan stores for example are rightfully famous for their food offering, and there is incredible potential for us to accelerate our growth in the food space by leveraging their expertise.

“I think that’s an incredibly exciting prospect for our customers in terms of what we’ll be able to do in the food space.”

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