Dear Department for Business, Innovation and Skills,

Could you please supply me with a list of the high quality candidates that were drawn from a strong and diverse field to fill the positions of , Chair of Royal Mail Holdings plc, Chair Royal Mail Group Limited, Chair Post Office Ltd. How many candidates were considered for each position, how many interviewed for each position?

Why was Donald Brydon re-appointed for a further three years, when clearly Royal Mail this once great service has failed, Does Donald Brydon still recieve a salary of £200,000 for a two day week, or is it more?

Is Donald Brydon paid a salary/fee for the position he holds as Chair of Royal Mail Holdings plc, if yes what is the salary/fee?

What is the salary/fee paid to the chair of Post Office Ltd Alice Perkins?

Yours faithfully,

Pat Aspinall

FOI Requests, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

BIS ref: 12/1749

Dear Pat Aspinall

Thank you for your request for information which was received on 11 December 2012. Your request has been passed on to the appropriate official at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills to deal with. Your request is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and will be responded at the latest by 11 January 2013.

If you have any queries about this email, please contact the information rights unit at BIS. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

Kind regards,
Information Rights Unit

Security and Information Rights Unit | Department for Business, Innovation & Skills | Victoria 3, 5th Floor, 1 Victoria Street, London, SW1H 0ET| www.bis.gov.uk

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Faull Robert (ShEx), Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Dear Pat

RE: Freedom of Information Request 12/1749

Thank you for your email of 11 December about the appointment of the Chair
of Royal Mail Group.

For Donald Brydon's reappointment in March 2012, there was no competitive
process as we were satisfied with his performance as Chair and he wished
to remain in post.  He was reappointed Chair of Royal Mail Holdings and
Royal Mail Group Limited.  

Donald Brydon's fee, as a non-executive Chair, is set out in the company's
annual report.  This remains unchanged from the fee agreed in March 2009 -
£200k pa for at least 2 days a week.  This single fee covers both Chair
posts.  

Alice Perkin's recruitment was conducted by Royal Mail when Post Office
Limited was a direct subsidiary of Royal Mail Group Limited (it is now a
direct subsidiary of Royal Mail Holdings Limited).   We do not, therefore,
have any information on the other potential candidates.   We were content
with her appointment and the Secretary of State gave his consent, as
required at the time by the Articles of Association of Royal Mail Holdings
Limited, for her appointment and her fee of £100k pa.   For more
information on the number of people considered and interviewed for this
post, we suggest that you contact Royal Mail Holdings plc.  either by
emailing [1][email address], or writing to their FOI team at the
following address:

Information Rights Team (Freedom of Information Act)
Royal Mail Sheffield
4th Floor
Pond Street
Sheffield
S98 6HR

Advice on submitting FOI request to Royal Mail Holdings PLC
[2]http://www.royalmailgroup.com/about-us/f...

 
As its results for the half year to 23 September 2012 (published on 13
November) show, Royal Mail is showing improved performance.   These
results can be found at
[3]http://www.royalmailgroup.com/interim-re....

Appeals procedure
If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the
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Department for Business, Innovation & Skills
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Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF.

Rob

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Dear Faull Robert (ShEx),

Thank you for your reply, Could you inform me if the Special Shareholder (Vince Cable) has asked for the resignation of Donald Brydon, the Royal Mail chairman, who agreed a perk for Moya Greene, Royal Mail's Canadian chief executive, who received £250,000 from the company to help her buy a house.

Could I also ask, in the past three years have any others from Royal Mail or Post Office Ltd received help to buy a house.

Yours sincerely,

Pat Aspinall

Faull Robert \(ShEx\), Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

I am out of the office until 5 August.  

If it's urgent please call or text my mobile - 07879 486341.

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FOI Requests, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

BIS ref: 13/1045

 
Dear Ms Aspinall

Thank you for your further request for information which was received on 2
August 2013. Your request has been passed on to the appropriate official
at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills to deal with.

Your request is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and will be responded at the latest by 2 September
2013.

If you have any queries about this email, please contact the information
rights unit at BIS. Please remember to quote the reference number above in
any future communications.

Kind regards,
Information Rights Unit

Information Rights Unit | Department for Business, Innovation & Skills  |
Victoria 3, 5th Floor, 1 Victoria Street, London, SW1H OET|
[1]www.bis.gov.uk

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) is making a
difference by supporting sustained growth and higher skills across the
economy. BIS: working together for growth

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Faull Robert \(ShEx\), Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Dear Pat

Freedom of Information Request 13/1045

Thank you for your email of 2 August about the payment to the Royal Mail CEO to help her purchase a property and whether the Secretary of State asked the Royal Mail Chairman to resign.

The Secretary of State did not ask the Chairman to resign. The Chairman has said that he was sorry that he did not seek approval for the payment. The Secretary of State asked the Board to make proposals for restitution of the payment to the CEO and is pleased to hear that the Chief Executive voluntarily offered to return it. The company will also be remunerated for any unrealised gain to date associated with this payment. The situation has now been put right and SoS regards the matter closed.

No similar payments have been made to other Directors of either Royal Mail or Post Office Limited.

Appeals procedure

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your original letter and should be addressed to the Information Rights Unit ([email address]).

Information Rights Unit
Department for Business, Innovation & Skills
1 Victoria Street
London
SW1H 0ET

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

Rob

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andrea west left an annotation ()

Pat,

Perhaps you need to ask to what actually purpose does Vince Cable serve as in his tenure he appears to have done nothing with regards to the Royal Mail Group and it.s abuse of public money. by a select few

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