Chairman Michael Smith said Go’s various experiences in digital and traditional media; retail and franchising; compliance and governance will attribute to 7-Eleven’s Board.
“With the business pursuing a significant growth and transformation strategy, Marina’s remarkable career and insights will significantly enhance the Board’s contribution,” Smith said. “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.”
Go is the chair of the Wests Tigers NRL Club and Office Brands; 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.
The appointment comes as a potential lawsuit against 7-Eleven and ANZ loom. The class action filed by a Sydney law firm seeks damages after the convenience chain was forced to pay back millions of dollars to thousands of workers after it was revealed in 2015 that there had been rampant wage theft across hundreds of stores.