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Bleddyn ap Dafydd

Dear Sir/Madam

I write about an FOI on senior public sector salaries and would be grateful if you could tell me the following:

1. The top three salaries in your organisation, along with the positions held; and

2. The top three salaries in 2016/17 and 2017/18.

Yours faithfully,

Bleddyn ap Dafydd

Sara Jermin, Children's Commissioner for Wales

Dear Bleddyn ap Dafydd


Thank you for your request.


We publish the remuneration of senior members of our management team on an
annual basis in our annual report and accounts.


For details of salaries paid to senior officers in 2016/17, please refer
to page 70 of our 2016/17 Annual Report & Accounts:


Below is an extract from our forthcoming 2017/18 annual report & accounts,
which will be published on 26 September:


“The following sections, which have been subjected to audit, provide
details of the remuneration and pension benefits of the most senior
officials who have delegated responsibility within the Commissioner’s


  Salary   Benefits   Pension   Total  
£000* in Kind Benefits £000*
(to (to
nearest nearest
£100)* £1000)*
  2017-18 2016-17 2017-18 2016-17 2017-18 2016-17 2017-18 2016-17
Professor Sally
Holland -
Children's 90-95 85-90 - - 36,000 35,000 126-131 120-125
for Wales.
Sara Jermin –
Head of
Communication 50-55 35-40 - - - - 50-55 35-40
Andy Wallsgrove
– Head of 55-60 55-60 - - 19,000 17,000 74-79 72-77
Eleri Thomas –
Chief Executive
Officer and - 5-10 - - - 2,000 - 7-12
Tony Evans –
Head of - 45-50 - - - 19,000 - 64-69

* This information is subject to audit.

**Sara Jermin is a member of the Partnership Pension Scheme £4,688 was
paid as employer contributions during the period.

***Following a restructuring exercise completed in 2016-17, Eleri Thomas
was made redundant with effect from 31^st May 2016; and Tony Evans was
regraded with effect from 1^st August 2016.”


Kind regards,



Sara Jermin

Pennaeth Cyfathrebu a Pherfformiad | Head of Communications and

Comisiynydd Plant Cymru | Children’s Commissioner for Wales


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