7-Eleven adds Wests Tigers NRL club chair to board

Inside Franchise Business: Marina Go joins the 7-Eleven boardThe convenience chain 7-Eleven has appointed Marina Go to its board.

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.

Author of the business book for women, Break Through: 20 Success Strategies for Female Leaders, 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.

Go is also on the Advisory Boards of the Australian Republic Movement and Background, an innovative marketing agency startup.

7-Eleven chairman Michael Smith said “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.”

Smith added “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.”

Other, continuing, directors of 7-Eleven Stores Pty Ltd are Bob Baily, Chris Barlow, Sandra Birkensleigh, Dharmendra Chandran, Phil Gay.