18/03/2016 - 11:19

7-Eleven appoints new CEO

18/03/2016 - 11:19

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Former Skilled Group boss Angus McKay has been named chief executive of convenience store chain 7-Eleven, replacing Warren Wilmot who resigned from the role last September after revelations of franchise staff being underpaid.

Former Skilled Group boss Angus McKay has been named chief executive of convenience store chain 7-Eleven, replacing Warren Wilmot who resigned from the role last September after revelations of franchise staff being underpaid.

Mr McKay, who served as managing director of Skilled for about nine months until it was taken over by Programmed Maintenance Services, will begin in the new role immediately, with interim CEO Bob Bailey to remain on 7-Eleven’s board.

Prior to his role at Skilled, Mr McKay was chief financial officer of rail and port operator Asciano, and also served as managing director of Asciano’s Pacific National Rail business for three years.

His appointment at 7-Eleven follows a major restructure at the top level, after revelations the company’s franchisees had been underpaying their workers, which included the resignation of Mr Wilmot and the appointment of Perth-based director Michael Smith as chairman, replacing Russell Withers.

Mr Smith said the appointment of Mr McKay was a crucial part of the company’s strategic reform program.

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,” he 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 was 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.

“The strategic reform program sponsored by the chairman is a central plank in our future and it will continue being implemented across the organization as the basis for enhanced governance and oversight and having the people and culture to ensure our business is the best it can be.” 

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