Public sector rich list has Davie at top

The BBC’s director of marketing, communications and audiences Tim Davie has been named as the top paid public sector comms officer in this year’s public sector rich list.

The findings from the Tax Payers Alliance revealed that Davie’s earned £406,000 in 2006-07. The 41.5 per cent increase, makes him the 31st best-paid public sector employee. By comparison Gordon Brown received £188,849 for the same period.

Others on the list include the Cabinet Office’s permanent secretary for government communications Howell James, who was paid £168,100.

British Waterways marketing and customer service director Simon Salem received £158,517, including a bonus of £30,210 and taxable benefits of £9,807.

HM Revenue and Customs director of communications and marketing Chris Hopson received £155,000.

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