Sir Terry Leahy (born 28 February 1956)ref is an [[England|English]] businessman, previously the [[CEO]] of [[Tesco]],ref the largest [[United Kingdom|British]] retailer and the third-largest retailer in the world measured by revenues.
He now lives in [[Cuffley]], [[Hertfordshire]],ref with his wife, Alison and his three children.ref== Early Life ==
Born in [[Belle Vale]], [[Liverpool]] to [[...|Irish immigrants]], Leahy grew up in a [[pre-fab]] in Endbrook Road, Belle Vale. His father, a , 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 [[Eleven plus exam|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 Science]]s and graduated in 1977.