Sir Terry Leahy
Former CEO, Tesco
Sir Terry Leahy was the CEO of Tesco for 14 years. Tesco is the third largest retailer in the world. Sir Terry is the author of Management in 10 Words, a management primer which also details his views on the evolution of British society and the art of transforming huge organisations.
Sir Terry took Tesco from a struggling company to become Britain's largest private employer and the third-largest supermarket in the world, offering banking and insurance as well as fruit and vegetables.
Lean thinking was a concept that originated in the Japanese car industry in the 1970s but can be applied to the challenges of sustainability and conserving natural resources