Non-executive members of the board are not employees of the Department, and do not therefore receive salaries. Rather, each receives a fee of £10,000 per year. As agreed on a case-by-case basis, however, this fee may be paid to the employer and not to the individual as reimbursement for their time spent on non-executive business. (Within the last 24 months, this has applied for Sir Bob Kerslake, a former board member and formerly chief executive of Sheffield city council; and Rob Vincent, the chief executive of Kirklees council and a current board member.)
No non-executive board member has received any benefits in kind during the last 24 months.
Non-executive board members are entitled to reimbursement of all reasonable expenses properly and necessarily incurred in respect of their appointment. Payments made to individual non-executive board members between 1 April 2007 and 31 March 2009 are summarised in the following table. All business expenses reimbursed to non-executive board members, and also to senior civil servants at the director general and above level, from 1 April 2009 onwards will be published quarterly.
2007-08 2008-09 Peter Doyle 1,094.13 337.60 Sir Bob Kerslake 2,886.81 442 Sarah Weir 79.40 0 Polly Cochrane 0 157 Rob Vincent 0 2,007.83
Sir Bob Kerslake
On occasion, the Department also books travel and accommodation for all board members and incurs that expenditure centrally.