CEO salaries

Michael Gardner made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Sussex Downs College

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Dear Sussex Downs College,

Please provide full salary details for chief executive Mike Hopkins in respect of his period of employment at Sussex Downs College. Please include:

- His base salary for each year in employment at Sussex Downs College
- The specifics of any payments he has received from Sussex Downs College in addition to his base salary (excluding expenses).

Please also provide the agreed base salary for Clive Cooke in his role as CEO of East Sussex College Group, as well as the salary range for Tier 2 manager roles in East Sussex College Group.

Yours faithfully,

Michael Gardner

Fi Taylor, Sussex Downs College

I am out of the office until Tuesday.  If your query is urgent please
contact the Exams Team.

 

Fi Taylor, Sussex Downs College

Hi Michael

Thanks you for your request. I will respond as soon as possible.

Regards

Fi

Fi Taylor
Examinations Manager

030 300 38357
[Sussex Downs College request email]

PLEASE NOTE THAT I DO NOT WORK ON MONDAYS

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Fi Taylor, Sussex Downs College

Hi Michael

 

In terms of Mike Hopkins:

 

The salary disclosed in the financial records is of the Accounting Officer
(who is also the highest paid officer). 

 

The Accounting Officer totals quoted below are not exclusively
representative of what the Principal’s earnt. The calculations include
different elements that reflect the College’s reporting procedures at the
time of production. This is shown in the following table with further
explanation below.

 

  2017 (£’000’s) 2016 (£’000’s) 2015 (£’000’s)
Salaries 160 138 164
Benefits in kind     1
Employers National Insurance 21 18 20
Pension contributions     23
Total Emoluments as per 181 156 188
Financial Statements
Total Emoluments  (Salary + 181 156 184
Employer NI)

 

The Financial statements for 2015 excluded employers National Insurance
costs, therefore total shown was £188.

 

National Insurance was added in the 2016 financial report and pension
contributions were excluded. In 2016, the 2015 figures quoted for
comparison include all of the above elements, showing a total of £208,000.

 

The most accurate comparison would be the total Salary and National
Insurance across the 3 periods. This is shown above for ease of reference.

 

The figures represent the total over the College’s financial year which is
August to July. The Principal in 2015/16 didn’t begin work until
September.  This means there is a month not accumulated for in the
financial statement for 2016, hence this is lower.

 

This information is all contained within the College’s financial
statements that are publically available on the website:
[1]http://www.sussexdowns.ac.uk/governance/...

 

 

In terms of the agreed base salary for Clive Cooke in his role as CEO of
East Sussex College Group, as well as the salary range for Tier 2 manager
roles in East Sussex College Group please contact Sarah Connerty (Director
of Governance at Sussex Coast College) [2][email address]

 

Regards

 

Fi Taylor

 

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Dear Fi Taylor,

Many thanks for you response.

I'd like clarification on one aspect of my request; has Mike Hopkins received any compensation from SDC or ESCG with respect to his leaving his post as principal/CEO (e.g. bonus or redundancy payment). If not, is he expected to? Please include the value of any past or expected compensation.

Yours sincerely,

Michael Gardner

Fi Taylor, Sussex Downs College

I am on annual leave until Tuesday 24th April.  If your query is urgent
please contact the Exams Team.

Fi Taylor, Sussex Downs College

Hi Michael

Thank you for your request. I will respond as soon as possible.

Regards

Fi

Fi Taylor
Examinations Manager

030 300 38357
[Sussex Downs College request email]

PLEASE NOTE THAT I DO NOT WORK ON MONDAYS

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Fi Taylor, Sussex Downs College

Hi Michael

Mike Hopkins is still employed by the college group and will be receiving a settlement agreement when he leaves. If you wish to take this further I would suggest you contact Sarah Connerty as Director of Governance at ESCG.

Regards

Fi

Fi Taylor
Exams Manager
030 300 38357

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