Sir Terry Leahy Biography
As the recently retired CEO of Tesco, Sir Terry Leahy is one of the most admired business leaders in the world. Knighted in 2002 for his services to food retailing, he is well known for successfully turning around Tesco to become the largest chain in Britain, transforming the country’s supermarket industry and disrupting the businesses of its competitors. Experts credit Leahy’s success to his hands-on style and marketing prowess, while Leahy places focus on experience and low-key leadership.
Background and career
In 2012, Random House is publishing Leahy’s first book, tentatively titled “Ten Management Lessons.” In this book, Sir Terry is sharing his ten essential management lessons which emerged from his intensive turnaround of the company. The book will help managers across the world understand what makes a company great and inspire them to move theirs forward.
Leahy is in high demand on the speaking circuit, and his countless speeches on management have garnered standing ovations and critical acclaim. He stresses that effective leadership does matter in the success of an organization and believes that a truly effective leader is defined by what they influence others to achieve. He explains (and exemplifies) that a good leader takes individuals further than they would go on their own, and he directs managers to pass this idea along to their own employees, encouraging them to become leaders too.
In March 2008, Leahy was nominated by Retail Week as Retail Leader of the Year. From 2005 to 2010, he was voted as Britain’s Most Admired Leader by Management Today and in 2004 he was named European Businessman of the year by FORTUNE magazine. In 2010, he received the Daily Telegraph’s Award for a Decade of Excellence in Business, a Lifetime Achievement award from Director magazine and was voted Business Person of the Year by the Sunday Times. In March 2011, Leahy received two awards from Retail Week: the Lifetime Achievement Award and Retail Leader of the Year.
Sir Terry Leahy was educated at St. Edwards College, Liverpool and then went on to the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology where he gained his BSc (Hons) in management sciences. Married with three children, Leahy enjoys sports, reading, theatre and architecture in his spare time. He also serves Director on the Liverpool Enterprise Partnership.
Sir Terry Leahy was Chif Executive Officer of the phenomenally successful British supermarket giant Tesco and is an inspirational keynote speaker.
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11th April 2013
Business speaker and former CEO of Tesco, Sir Terry Leahy stepped down from his position at Tesco in 2011 at the age of 55, he has since started working with several charities, invested in small businesses and written a book.
12th June 2012
Sir Terry Leahy, former CEO of Tesco, and consummate keynote speaker, delivers some simple truths in his new book, Management in 10 Words.
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