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Meet our leaders

Angus McKay

Angus McKay


CEO and Managing Director

Angus joined 7-Eleven as CEO in 2016 and was elected as Managing Director in 2020. He is responsible for leading the 7-Eleven team, driving the business strategy, growing the 7-Eleven brand in Australia and maintaining the company’s position as Australia’s first choice in convenience retailing. 

Angus is a seasoned executive who has operated internationally as a Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer for a variety of companies across a mix of industries. His former roles include Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of The Skilled Group, Managing Director of Pacific National Rail, and Chief Financial Officer for Asciano Limited. He also previously held senior roles at Foster’s Group, including Chief Financial Officer.

A values-led leader, Angus is respected for his commercial skills as well as his steadfast focus on customer service and talent management.

Angus holds a Bachelor of Economics and Accounting from the University of Sydney, and a Diploma of Corporate Management from the University of New South Wales.

Braeden Lord

Braeden Lord


Tribe Lead - Channel

Braeden joined 7-Eleven in 2015. He is responsible for growing the business through store operations and new channels to market. This includes franchising, leasing, formats, construction, maintenance, and operational support.

Braeden spearheaded the transformation of our retail operations, including establishing a corporate store network and leading the delivery of bespoke services to help franchisees maximise the potential of their businesses.

He is currently a Director of Starbucks Australia Braeden was previously CEO and Director of Aussie Farmers Direct, CEO and Director of Bakers Delight, and CEO of Grill’d.

Danny Wyatt

Danny Wyatt


Centre of Excellence Lead - Finance

Danny joined 7-Eleven in 2019 and is responsible for leading 7-Eleven’s finance functions.

He is an experienced executive with a strong record of accomplishments, delivering end-to-end improvements in large and small companies across a wide variety of industries. Alignment and change management have been crucial competencies for his success across operations, product development, sales, marketing, customer service, operations and finance.

Danny is currently a Director on the Board of Tipple Alcohol Delivery and previously held senior roles with Koko Black, Pacific Brands, Fosters Group Limited and A.T. Kearney.

Danny holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Melbourne Business School (Rupert Murdoch Fellow), a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago, and a Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering (Hons) from RMIT University.

James Wyatt

James Wyatt


Centre of Excellence Lead - Legal

James joined 7-Eleven in 2018 to oversee the provision of legal advice and support across the business. His remit ranges from property and commercial matters, through to marketing and intellectual property.  James is also the Company Secretary of 7-Eleven Stores Pty Limited.

With 20 years of international experience in private practice as well as in-house counsel, James brings a wealth of analytical skills to this role alongside a commercially focused mindset. He is a strong negotiator and communicator who seeks to optimise business performance whilst minimising risk. 

James’ previous roles include senior appointments with Lion - Dairy and Drinks, RM Education, AstraZeneca, Kain Corporate and Commercial Lawyers and Cosoff Cudmore Knox.

James holds a Masters of Business Administration from Cranfield University - Cranfield School of Management and a Bachelor of Laws and Science from the University of Adelaide.

Julie Laycock

Julie Laycock


Tribe Lead - Customer
Centre of Excellence Lead - Insights

Julie joined 7-Eleven in 2005 and is responsible for the 7-Eleven customer offer, including brand and communications, research and insights, and innovation.

Julie brings extensive expertise in customer experience, having held senior marketing and category management roles at organisations including Red Bull, Coca Cola and Tesco Stores UK.

Julie is a former Chair and board member of the Australian Association of Convenience Stores (AACS) and Director of the North Melbourne Football Club.

She holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) – Food Science and Nutrition from the University of Surrey.

Matt Keogh

Marina Go


Tribe Lead - Product

Matt joined 7-Eleven in 2021. He is responsible for leading the team who manage the product and services on offer to our customers. This includes category management, supply chain, fuel, in-store merchandising, product development and food innovation.

His previous roles include Chief Executive Officer the Country Road Group and Managing Director – Witchery. Matt has held various senior people, transformation, strategy, retail, fuel and operations roles for Lovisa, Woolworths Holdings Limited and Foster’s Group both here in Australia and overseas.

Matt is passionate about transformation, growing businesses through brand development and strategic acquisition, and is committed to creating highly engaged teams that are empowered to support achieving business ambitions.

Matt is a board member of the Australian Association of Convenience Stores (AACS).

He holds an Advance Management Program certification from Harvard Business School and has completed post-graduate studies in Human Resource Management from the Swinburne University of Technology.

Sharon Beaumont

Stephen Eyears


Centre of Excellence Lead - People

Sharon joined 7-Eleven in 2017 and is responsible for leading the people, communication and safety strategies, connecting team members and stakeholders with the business and its purpose.

Sharon is a values-led leader, with a strong belief in the importance of relationships, diversity, wellbeing and creating a sense of purpose to bring out the best in people.

She has extensive experience in human resources, safety and leadership through a range of senior roles in companies including BHP, Grill’d, Australian Unity and the Coles Myer Group.

Sharon is an advisor to the Australia Retail Association (ARA) council, and was previously a Board member for the Queen Elizabeth Centre.

Sharon holds a Company Directors Diploma (AICD), Masters of Business Administration (Swinburne University of Technology), a Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety (Curtin University) and Bachelor of Applied Science in Physiotherapy (University of South Australia). 

Stephen Eyears

Stephen Eyears


Tribe Lead - Technology
Centre of Excellence Lead - Strategy

Stephen joined 7-Eleven in 2014 and is responsible for the company’s innovation strategy across new categories, service offerings and digital transformation.

Stephen brings extensive cross-industry experience and has a demonstrated capacity to improve business performance through creative and strategic solutions and rigorous operational execution. He also brings deep expertise in retail and channel operations with a focus on channel productivity, omni-channel execution, customer advocacy and employee and partner engagement.

Stephen has held senior executive roles in the area of brand, marketing and sales, as well as senior roles in retail and channel operations at Telstra and the Ford Motor Company.

Stephen holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing, Economics and Accounting from the University of Queensland. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.