Salary details of incoming chief executive clarified by Charity Commission

Paula Sussex, who will take up the role on 30 June, will receive a total salary of £130,000 a year including London allowance

Paula Sussex
Paula Sussex

The Charity Commission has clarified that its incoming chief executive, Paula Sussex, will receive a total salary of £130,000 a year.

Sussex, a senior vice-president of the consulting and outsourcing firm CGI UK, was announced as the new head of the regulator last week. She arrives in post on 30 June.

The regulator said last week that she would be paid an annual salary of £125,000 plus pension contributions, which would have been at the upper end of the advertised salary range, but would have been about £5,000 a year less than Sam Younger, the commission’s outgoing chief executive.

But a spokeswoman for the regulator said today that it had omitted the London allowance from the figure. Sussex will receive a base pay of £125,755 plus £4,245 of London allowance, a sum all London-based employees of the commission receive separately to their salary, making a total salary of £130,000. The commission will make pension contributions.

Younger, who will leave the role after four years at the commission, has base pay of £127,096, with London allowance bringing his total salary to £131,341.

In February, the Public Administration Select Committee, hearing evidence from Younger and William Shawcross, chair of the commission, was told that one strong candidate for the job had withdrawn his application because he considered the salary too low.

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