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Sir Terry Leahy

Founding Patron

From 1997-2011, Sir Terry was chief executive of Tesco, the UK’s largest private sector employer. He received a knighthood for services to food retailing in the 2002 New Year Honours and in the same year was made a Freeman of the City of Liverpool.

From 2005-2010 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.

Terry is now a part-time senior advisor to Clayton Dubilier & Rice, the US private equity firm and chairman of B&M Bargains. He also invests in entrepreneurial businesses and is involved with various charities. Married with three children, Terry enjoys sport, reading, theatre and architecture in his spare time.