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Hotting up

The war of words over Alex Reid's RIBA presidential candidacy is jogging memories of his period as director-general. Picture this scenario: president Reid summons chief exec Richard Hastilow and asks to see some financial figures concerning an area of institute activity. The latter refuses to divulge them on the grounds that they concern operational matters. The president points out that he is the elected head of a membership organisation, and that he is entitled to see these figures. ...

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