Terry Leahy

Sir Terence Patrick "Terry" Leahy (born 28 February 1956) is an English businessman, previously the CEO of Tesco, the largest British retailer and the third-largest retailer in the world measured by revenues.

He now lives in Cuffley, Hertfordshire, with his wife, Alison and his three children.

Born in Belle Vale, Liverpool, Lancashire, to Irish immigrants, Leahy grew up in a pre-fab in Endbrook Road, Belle Vale. His father, a merchant seaman, was injured in the Second World War and worked as a bookmaker to support the family. Leahy attended Our Lady of the Assumption Primary School, L25. He passed the 11+ exam and earned a scholarship to attend St. Edward's College, Liverpool a direct grant grammar school. He credits these institutions as providing scaffolding for ascent out of an impoverished background. He began working (including a job stacking shelves at Tesco) and went on to study at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) where he gained his BSc (Hons) in Management Sciences and graduated in 1977.

Sir Terry Leahy

Born
Terence Patrick Leahy, 1956-02-28) 28 February 1956 (age 58), Belle Vale, Liverpool, Lancashire, England, UK
 
Nationality
British
 
Known for
CEO of Tesco Stores
 
Religion
Roman Catholicism