7-Eleven’s ‘governance focus’ with board appointments

The appointment of three new non-executive directors to the board of 7-Eleven Stores is “part of an ongoing focus on governance, culture and operational excellence” at the company.

7-Eleven says the appointments complement its strategic reform program, designed to position the company as an industry leader in compliance, business development, product innovation, customer service and meeting community standards.

The new directors are Sandra Birkensleigh (Non-Executive Director, Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee), Elizabeth Gaines (Non-Executive Director, Chair of the Retail Operations) and Dharmendra Chandran (Non-Executive Director, Chair of the People Committee).

“Sandra, Elizabeth and Dharmendra come to 7-Eleven with diverse and highly relevant skill sets, particularly in leading-edge corporate governance, finance, strategy, executive leadership and cross-cultural engagement,” 7-Eleven Chairman Michael Smith said.

“Each of our new appointees will bring valuable perspectives to the board’s deliberations and help ensure 7-Eleven continues to grow while upholding our values and the highest standards in the industry.”

The appointments continue a process of significant leadership renewal at 7-Eleven, including the appointments of Mr Smith as Chairman in September 2015 and Angus McKay as CEO in March of this year.

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