The Remuneration Committee determines and reviews annually the salaries and employment terms and conditions of the Senior Management Group and Senior Academic Managers.
The Committee is chaired by Stephen Kingon, Pro-Chancellor. It meets four times per year and reports directly to Senate, the University’s Governing Body.
The current membership of the University’s Remuneration Committee is set out below:
|Pro-Chancellor *||Dr Stephen Kingon (Chair)|
|Chair of Senate *||Mr Stephen Prenter|
|Honorary Treasurer *||Mrs Orla Corr|
|External member of Senate *||Ms Mairead Regan|
* Members of Senate, the University’s Governing Body.
A number of senior officers attend Remuneration Committee meetings as required. These officers are not members of the Committee and are not present for any discussion relating to their salary or terms and conditions of employment.
Details are set out below:
|President and Vice-Chancellor||Professor Ian Greer|
|Registrar and Chief Operating Officer||Ms Wendy Galbraith (Interim)|
|Director of Human Resources||Mr Brian Parkes|
The Registrar and Chief Operating Officer acts as Secretary to the Committee. The Committee is serviced by staff in the Human Resources Directorate.
The Remuneration Committee’s Terms of Reference are as set out below:
To determine and to review annually, on behalf of the Senate, the salaries and employment terms and conditions of the Senior Management Group and Senior Academic Managers.The Senior Management Group currently includes:
Such other senior officers as designated by the Senate from time to time.
The Remuneration Committee Schedule of Meetings for 2018-19 is set out below:
|2018||16 October 2018|
15 January 2019
12 March 2019
29 October 2019
Professor Ian Greer was appointed as President and Vice-Chancellor with effect from 1 August 2018, following an extensive global search for the best qualified person to lead Queen’s University Belfast.
Professor Greer’s remuneration package is determined by the Remuneration Committee and is commensurate with the size of the institution, its budget and the scale of its operations. Queen’s is a highly complex organisation, making a significant contribution to the economic and social wellbeing of the city and the region, and operating in an increasingly competitive environment which requires the very highest level of leadership.
In determining the package, the Remuneration Committee considered relevant benchmark data for Vice-Chancellors’ pay in universities of similar size and complexity. Accordingly, Professor Ian Greer’s salary is £295,000. In addition, there is a £6,000 contribution to USS making the total remuneration package £301,000. The package reflects the complexity and demands of the role and is comparable with the lower-range packages within the Russell Group of Universities. In the interests of openness and transparency, the Vice-Chancellor’s remuneration package is routinely published and publicly available on the University website, in the spirit of the guidance issued by the Committee of University Chairs.
Senate has welcomed the new Committee of University Chairs (CUC) Higher Education Senior Staff Remuneration Code. The Code sets out a framework through which institutions can demonstrate that they are being managed in the best interests of their key stakeholders, including staff and students. In this context, Senate has endorsed a number of updates to its current practices in response to evolving best practice across the sector.
Further information on the role of Remuneration Committees in the Higher Education sector is available as set out below:
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