Angus McKay, who was most recently the CEO and managing director of Skilled Group Ltd, has taken on the position effective today.
His appointment follows a global recruitment search and he will take over from interim CEO Bob Baily, who will remain a member of the 7-Eleven Board.
The Chairman of 7-Eleven Stores Pty Ltd, Michael Smith, said the appointment of Mr McKay is a crucial part of advancing the company’s Strategic Reform Program, which is focused on growing 7-Eleven, improving its operations and enhancing its people and culture.
“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,” Mr Smith said.
“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.”
Mr McKay said he is “delighted” to have the opportunity to lead 7-Eleven.
“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,” he said.
“Working with franchisees as well as our suppliers and other stakeholders will be a crucial part in 7-Eleven’s ongoing success and being an industry leader.”
7-Eleven’s major shareholder Russell Withers welcomed the appointment and said: “Mr McKay’s experience will bring new thinking and a fresh approach to our business that would enable 7-Eleven to remain Australia’s number one convenience store operator.”
Mr McKay is a highly experienced global business leader with a strong track record of performance in a range of industries, including technology, FMCG, transport and industrials. Prior to his time at Skilled Group Ltd, his roles included managing director of Pacific National Rail, CFO at Asciano Ltd and CFO at Foster’s Group Ltd.