Allan Leighton

CEO at The Co-operative Group (and former Chairman, Royal Mail)

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“I’m not one for royal visits; I just turn up. It’s not because I want to catch everybody doing it wrong, but I want to see what things are really like.”

Allan Leighton

CEO at The Co-operative Group (and former Chairman, Royal Mail)

“None of them are in it because it’s a popularity contest…. don’t do things because they’re popular, do them because they’re the right things to do – and by doing that you will make the business success and you’ll win the admiration of those around you, if that’s what you’re after”

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Allan Leighton is a world-class business leader that leads with a style that inspires and gets outstanding results.

He is currently the Chairman of The Co-Operative Group and has held numerous high-level positions. Leighton has vowed to end the Co-operative’s ‘underdog’ status in the retail supermarket sector.

He was formerly Chairman of the Royal Mail Group, Chief Executive of Asda, as well as Chief Executive of Pandora A/S. Based on his belief that leaders get the most done in the first 20 minutes of a meeting, he authored the book On Leadership, which draws on leadership wisdom of major figures in the know.

 

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