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CEP Public Events

Wellbeing and work

Mike Coupe (Sainsbury's)

Monday 12 November 2018 18:30 - 20:00

Old Theatre, Ground Floor, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE

Wellbeing and Work

12 November 2018

Location: Old Theatre, London School of Economics, Houghton Street

Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Speakers: Mike Coupe (CEO, Sainsbury's) and Richard Layard (CEP, LSE).

With more people working more hours, many are finding themselves increasingly "time-poor". Sainsbury's CEO Mike Coupe argues that there is a need for big business to take an active leadership role on well being issues. Drawing on the Sainsbury's Living Well index he will answer questions put to him by Richard Layard on how we can lead happier, healthier lives.

About the speakers:

Mike Coupe is CEO of Sainsbury's. He has served as an Executive Director since 1 August 2007 and as Chief Executive Officer since 9 July 2014. Mike has also been a member of the Operating Board since October 2004. Mike has vast retail industry experience in trading, strategy, marketing, digital and online as well as multi-site store experience. He joined Sainsbury’s from Big Food Group where he was a board director of Big Food Group plc and Managing Director of Iceland Food Stores. He previously worked for both ASDA and Tesco, where he served in a variety of senior management roles. Mike is a Non-Executive Director of Greene King plc.

Richard Layard is co-Director of the CEP's Wellbeing programme and co-founder and Chair of Action for Happiness.

This event is free to attend, with no ticket required. Entrance is on a first-come-fist-served basis. For more information, please refer to the LSE Events webpages at:

Participants are expected to adhere to the CEP Events Code of Conduct.


This event will take place in Old Theatre, Ground Floor, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE.

The building is labelled OLD on the LSE campus map. You can also find us on Google Maps. For further information, go to contact us.