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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.

Queen for a Day

Jacque Allen

May 2014

Dales Housing’s executive director would use her 24 hours on the throne to create a more inclusive society where people aren't defined by what type of house they live in.

Ian Munro

Ian Munro

April 2014

The New Charter chief executive, who ranked number 19 in this year’s Power Players list, gets the chance to tackle some of life’s inequalities.

David Montague

David Montague

April 2014

The L&Q chief executive reveals a passion for David Bowie and Bon Scott-era AC/DC along with a teenage crush on Lynsey de Paul. He’s less keen on sport, cars and re-runs of ‘Family Fortunes’.

Hot at the top

Brian Church

April 2014

The vast majority of housing chiefs quietly get on with invaluable work. Enough of them. Here’s a noisy minority to make the headlines through colourful capers. As ever, one item is festooned with falsehoods. Can you find it?

Cannabis capers

Max Salsbury

March 2014

Leafing through our news archive, it’s remarkable how many housing stories revolve around cannabis. So, for this month’s Fact or Fiction we thought we’d draw on five of the stranger dopey tales from the last few years - and throw in one that’s completely homegrown.

Richard Wilson

Richard Wilson

November 2013

Richard Wilson, assistant director of finance at Family Housing, confesses to an obsession with the ‘X Files’, and explains how Jeremy Clarkson destroyed his favourite clothing.

Celebrity supporters

Max Salsbury

Don’t always believe what you read in the tabloids. Celebrities can be a kind bunch, using their precious free time to back good causes and raise morale among workers. Here are six examples of just that within the world of social housing. As ever, five are true and one is so totally made up.

Peter Brown

Peter Brown

November 2013

Peter Brown, chief executive of Herefordshire Housing, reveals that his first record was too long ago to remember, how he realised that soap operas were eating away his evenings and his admiration for a mentally unstable chess player.

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