Channel 4's Kevin Lygo is highest-paid public sector worker
By Jacquie Bowser, brandrepublic.com, Monday, 02 November 2009 09:05AM
LONDON - Kevin Lygo, Channel 4's director of programmes, earned £1.14m last year, making him the highest paid public sector worker in the UK, according to new figures.
Lygo was paid a salary of £773,000, plus £12,000 in benefits and a bonus of £350,000 in the 2008/2009 financial year, according to figures obtained by ITV1's 'Tonight' programme.
Channel 4's chairman Luke Johnson told 'Tonight' that Lygo had volunteered to take a pay cut.
Johnson said: "Last year's total income for [Lygo] included a long-term incentive plan, which was a bonus spread over several years all payable in one year."
The Royal Mail's chief executive Adam Crozier was second on the list, earning £995,000.
Crozier was paid a salary of £633,000, a bonus of £139,000, £17,000 in benefits and a £206,000 cash supplement in place of a pension payment.
The third highest paid public sector worker was Iain Coucher, Network Rail's chief executive, earning £830,000.
The 'Tonight' programme, this week titled 'I'm Paid More than the PM', is on ITV1 at 8pm tonight.
This article was first published on brandrepublic.com
- On-Air Creative / Creative Executive Discovery Communications Very Competitive with excellent benefits, London (West), London (Greater)
- Commercials Producer/Director Searchlight Recruitment An attractive salary is available to the successful candidate. , London (Central), London (Greater)
- Senior Marketing Manager Cutis Developments £50,000 - £60,000 per annum , Victoria, London (Greater)
- Digital Project Manager Adam Recruitment £34000 - £40000 per annum, Liverpool
- Account Manager - Automotive client Adam Recruitment £25000 - £35000 per annum, Manchester
- Five black Pencils awarded at D&AD 2015
- Diageo and BBH end 15-year relationship
- Networking is never easier than in the queue for the toilet
- Campaign Viral Chart: True Detective trailer in number one spot
- Is The Net Set a welcome addition?
- Vizeum on alert as 21st Century Fox review includes £150m European media