Michael Day is the Chief Executive of Historic Royal Palaces, the education and conservation charity responsible for the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace, Kew Palace and the Banqueting House in Whitehall. Under Michael’s leadership, the organization has achieved financial success through a strong focus on income generation, including establishing a fundraising program. At the same time, HRP has become known for the clarity of its mission and its ability to attract wide audiences. Michael received his degree from the University of Leeds and attended the Getty Leadership Institute at the University of California, Berkeley. He has been a faculty member of the University of East Anglia Museum Leadership Programme and co-directed the Nordic Museum Leadership Programme in Denmark. He lectures extensively on cultural leadership issues throughout the world and has been honoured for his service in the heritage and museum sector.