Moya Green, Royal Mail chief executive, ‘voluntarily’ pays back £120,000 to British taxpayers. Thank you, Moya.

Moya Green, Canadian-born chief executive of Royal Mail, a long-running taxpayer-funded national embarrassment, received a pay and benefits package worth £1.47 million in the last financial year. Her basic salary remained unchanged at £498,ooo while her ‘benefits’ rose to £972,000.

One of her benefits was a mere trifle in the grand scheme of things, £120,000 towards the cost of buying a house. Well, how else could she have afforded to pay for a roof over her head? Vince Cable, the Anti-Business Secretary, in the first intelligent thing he’s done since the general election in May 2010 – and possibly long before that, to be fair – has advised Royal Mail’s remuneration committee that it should have secured his approval for the £120,000 payout – the remainder of the £972,000 benefits presumably being for reasonable expenses like a subscription to the Guardian.

Ms Green, it has been reported – link to a BBC piece below – has ‘voluntarily’ agreed to pay the sum back to the taxpayer. Which is good of her, I think we can all agree.

Oh, one final thing. Ms Green is a firm supporter of quotas to increase the number of women on corporate boards. What are the chances?


About Mike Buchanan

I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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