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King for a day: Mat Bishop

Mark Lawrence

May 2016

The newly appointed director of business at Mitie, Mat Bishop, becomes king for a day, appointing an ‘expert’ panel and a new law on mobile phone usage.

King for a day

Ian Clark

November 2015

Well, I never expected to be king for a day. The polls didn’t predict it, and I was expecting to be in some form of regal coalition. But my young team of special advisors are keen and ideologically driven, and they tell me my policies are great and worthy. As King, I have been busy with other royal duties, so I apologise in advance for any unforeseen consequences of the policies I promised, but didn’t really expect to implement.

King for a Day: Will Nixon

Kris Jones

October 2015

The Aspire Group’s deputy chief executive goes thirsty to deliver a new national housing strategy while still finding time to ban wasps.

Queen for a Day: Julie Doyle

Kris Jones

September 2015

The new chief executive of Longhurst Group sets forth on a royal crusade to introduce people-focused policies that benefit the whole of the UK, rather than just London.

King for a Day: Andrew Eagles

Andrew Eagles

July/August 2015

The chief executive of Sustainable Homes embarks on as 24-hour mission to abolish the phrase ‘sustainable homes’ and create combined rent and fuel bills.

David Montague

David Montague

June 2015

The L&Q chief executive follows in the footsteps of William the Conqueror as he endeavours to sort out housing in ‘five easy steps’.

David Rigby

David Rigby

May 2015

The top housing comms consultant, St Helens fan and real ale lover puts tenants at the heart of his reign with new laws on scrutiny, credit unions and merger. He also has time to deal with a few personal irritations.

King for a Day

Tom Murtha

November 2014

The SHOUT campaigner and chair of HACT uses his 24 hours as monarch to halt the erosion of the welfare state through proper investment in social housing, the NHS and education.

King for a Day

Matt Leach

May 2014

HACT’s chief executive sets forth on a 24-hour crusade to conquer the housing crisis. Contact Matt direct for souvenirs of his coronation.


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