Sean Toal


Sean has 30 years’ experience working in large, complex businesses in key leadership roles including Retail Operations Director, Commercial Director, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive officer. He has worked in a PLC’s, Co-operatives and Family owned businesses which gives him a broad level of experience and ability to help key leaders in different businesses. 

He has lead large scale teams for the majority of his career peaking at 70,000 colleagues and over 3000 locations, this together with his experience in leading Buying, Marketing and Supply Chain teams gives him a significant breadth of experience.

Sean has led significant business wide strategic change programs and led numerous scale acquisitions and mergers together with business reorganisation. He has operated at Board level for a considerable part of his career in a number of Director positions.

He is a leader that understands and has dealt with the need of the ongoing demands for results together with customer and colleague engagement and has developed and recruited high performing, dynamic senior leadership teams. 

Sean has a passion for coaching and mentoring leaders which helps him connect his experience and help others, he has regularly mentored and developed new Directors to broaden their business wide experience and thought processes.