Monday 5 December 2016

We have every right to be interested in the salaries of those in the charitocracy

Published 20/02/2014 | 02:30

Rehab chief executive Angela Kerins deserves to be remunerated
appropriately, but the public is also entitled to full transparency
Rehab chief executive Angela Kerins deserves to be remunerated appropriately, but the public is also entitled to full transparency

A deer frozen in the headlights of a fast-approaching truck sums up Rehab's behaviour under scrutiny. It has misjudged woefully the level of public interest in salaries among the charitocracy in general – and at Rehab in particular, where a stingy attitude to transparency is proving unsatisfactory.

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The bungling of its board is impacting not just on the charity but on the reputation of the sector. Charities have been slow to repair collateral damage – perhaps Rehab isn't the only deer caught in headlights.

Even now, what's known about Angela Kerins's pay is limited. Finally, we learnt this week that she earns €240,000 a year, plus a 6pc pension top-up. This is an increase of €6,000 on the Rehab chief executive's last known salary in 2011.

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