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7-Eleven’s transformation bolstered with appointment of new non-executive director

7-Eleven is delighted to announced the appointment of Marina Go to the 7-Eleven Stores Pty Ltd Board.

“Ms Go’s extensive experience across digital and traditional media, retail and franchising, compliance and governance, and driving change and transformation, along with her visionary leadership, adds greatly to the strength and diversity of 7-Eleven’s Board,” said Chairman Michael Smith.

“With the business pursuing a significant growth and transformation strategy, Marina’s remarkable career and insights will significantly enhance the Board’s contribution,” said Mr Smith.

“Further, as we seek to deepen our understanding of the many cultures within our business and franchise network, Marina’s unique perspective will propel our journey.”

Marina Go is Chair of the Wests Tigers NRL Club and Office Brands, Australia’s largest independent business suppliers group. She is a non-executive director of EnergyAustralia, Autosports Group, the Walkley Foundation and Chair of the Advisory Board for the Centre for Media Transition at The University of Technology Sydney and has previously served on sporting, cultural, retail and not-for-profit Boards. She is also on the Advisory Boards of the Australian Republic Movement and Background, an innovative marketing agency startup.

Author of the business book for women, Break Through: 20 Success Strategies for Female Leaders, Ms Go was named as one of 20 True Leaders of 2016 by Boss Magazine. Her executive roles include General Manager Australia of leading multi-platform media publisher Hearst Media, Chief Executive of digital media company Private Media, and Group Publishing Director of Independent Digital Media. She has an MBA from The Australian Graduate School of Management.

Ms Go said, “I am thrilled to be joining the board of the country’s most successful private retailer as 7-Eleven evolves to remain best at serving the needs and wants of the convenience and fuel customer in an increasingly challenged environment. These are exciting times for customers and stakeholders.”

Mr Smith said, “Marina’s appointment continues 7-Eleven’s leadership renewal, building on a range of recent high calibre board and executive appointments.”

“I am delighted at the outstanding professional leaders we are attracting to 7-Eleven as we position the business for continued growth and transformation for the future.”

Continuing Directors of 7-Eleven Stores Pty Ltd are:

  • Michael Smith (Chairman)
  • Bob Baily
  • Chris Barlow
  • Sandra Birkensleigh
  • Dharmendra Chandran
  • Phil Gay