Charity pay study 2017: Top 10 highest-paying charities

Our study shows the top 10 highest earners in the charity sector

(Clockwise from top right|): David Mobbs, Peter Vicary-Smith, Paul Holdom, Sir Antonio Pappano and Danny Truell
(Clockwise from top right|): David Mobbs, Peter Vicary-Smith, Paul Holdom, Sir Antonio Pappano and Danny Truell

As with previous years, Third Sector's 2017 charity pay study has shown that the highest earners have come from philanthropic foundations, charitable private hospitals and arts bodies. Here are the Top 10.  

1. Wellcome Trust (income £390m)

The medical research funder paid a member of its internal investment team more than £3m after its portfolio returned £3.5bn last year. The trust declined to name its highest earner. Danny Truell, its chief investment officer, oversees its portfolio.

2. Nuffield Health (income £768m)

The hospital and fitness centre provider awarded its former chief executive, David Mobbs, more than £1.2m in his final year at the charity. Mobbs left at the end of 2015 after 13 years in the role.

3. Royal Opera House (income £142m)

The arts charity paid its music director, Sir Antonio Pappano, £737,424, according to its latest published accounts. This included a basic salary and separate fees for conducting.

4. London Clinic (income £142m)

The charitable medical hospital paid its highest earner between £540,000 and £550,000. The clinic did not respond to requests to name the person. Its current chief executive is Paul Holdom.

5. Consumers' Association (income £103m)

Group chief executive Peter Vicary-Smith was paid £490,000. This included a basic salary of £235,000, a long-term incentive payment of £125,000 and additional allowances and benefits.

6. Anchor Trust (income £367m)

The care provider paid its chief executive, Jane Ashcroft, between £480,000 and £490,000 in 2016. This included a base salary of £306,488 and a bonus of just over a quarter of her base salary.

7. Church Commissioners for England (income £148m)

The investment arm of the Church of England paid its director of investments, Tom Joy, between £460,000 and £470,000. This included a long-term incentive payment of £208,000, based on the long-term performance of its fund.

8. St Andrew's Healthcare (income £199m)

The mental health services provider paid its chief executive, Gil Baldwin, between £430,000 and £440,000, excluding pension contributions. He was paid a total of £489,000 including all benefits.

9. City and Guilds (income £141m)

Chief executive Chris Jones was paid almost £432,000, according to its latest published accounts. This included a basic salary of £256,000 and a cash bonus of more than £140,000.

10. Marie Stopes International (income £266m)

The contraception and abortion service paid its chief executive, Simon Cooke, between £420,000 and £430,000. This included a base salary of about £169,000 and a bonus of about £252,000.

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