Crikey founder Stephen Mayne will be developing a list of “100 men who should retire” for Crikey in 2017. Here are six opening contributions of chaps who should cede power from key roles they’ve held for far too long.

Rupert Murdoch

World’s longest-serving public company CEO, having run News Corp continuously since January 1953. He was looking all of his 85 years at the recent News Corp and 21st Century Fox AGMs in Los Angeles and has struggled to adapt to the fast-changing media environment, particularly with the denialist approach to the end of newspapers. With appalling corporate governance, dubious media ethics and reliance on a gerrymander to stay in control, the Sun King would do everyone a favour by simply retiring as executive chairman of News Corp and 21st Century Fox and enjoying a quiet life.