Thursday 23 October 2014

Rehab CEO Angela Kerins calls for transparency in charity salaries – but refuses to clarify her own

Published 06/01/2014 | 11:46

REHAB CEO Angela Kerins has called for more transparency on salaries in the charity sector – however has refused to disclose how much she is currently paid.

During an interview with Morning Ireland on Radio One this morning, Ms Kerins was asked whether she still earned €234,000 – her last publicly disclosed salary.

“We are an organisation with social values, but also commercially underpinned.

“The most important thing is that the remunerations of all senior staff are independently done by professional people who know what they’re doing and can evaluate it properly, so I don’t wish to comment on anybody’s salary other than say that that should be done and should be transparent.”

When she was pressed by host Gavin Jennings, she refused to confirm whether she still earned €234,000.

“I have declared my salary on a number of occasions already.

“People may have a view and I still go back, the most important thing for salaries of senior staff is that they are properly and professionally evaluated, and should be transparent.

“It should be fair and appropriate, and that’s where the confidence issue is.

“It must be about the size and responsibility of an organisation.”

Ms Kerins is in Saudi Arabia with the Taoiseach during a trade mission to the country. 

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