The current Remuneration Board is the second Board that has been appointed to set the remuneration and allowances of Assembly Members and their staff. Biographical details of the Board members at the end of its term in office are noted below.
The Remuneration Board 2010 – 2015
Sandy Blair CBE DL (Chair from September 2013 – September 2015, Board member from September 2010 – September 2013)
Sandy is the former director of the Welsh Local Government Association, WLGA (retired 2004). He was a local authority chief executive for 16 years before his appointment to the WLGA, and President of SOLACE in 1999/2000. He has held a number of paid public appointments including as non-executive director of the Health and Safety Executive, HSE. He is chair of the Monmouth Diocesan Board of Finance, a Trustee of the Bevan Foundation and of Growing Space, a Vice President of Cardiff Business Club and has a number of roles on the Governing Body and Representative Body of the Church in Wales. He has served as a member of the Remuneration Committees for UWIC and HSE.
Mary retired as a Partner of KPMG in September 2008. She is a former member of the Armed Forces Pay Review Body which makes recommendations to the Prime Minister and Secretary of State for Defence on military pay, compensatory allowances and charges and is Lay Adviser to the Strategic Management Board of MAPPA (Multi-Agency Public Protection Agreements) Somerset. She is a lawyer by background and specialised for over 25 years in advising UK and non UK companies on remuneration and incentives for directors/senior management and related governance and taxation issues.
A chartered accountant who occupied a number of financial and general management roles in the insurance and banking sector before becoming Tesco’s first Financial Services Director. Stuart has, more recently, undertaken a variety of challenging assignments in the public and private sector, helping establish some significant joint ventures and alliances as well as being a successful turnaround director. Stuart was a non-executive director and chair of the Audit Committee of the Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust from 2010 to 2014.
Professor Monojit Chatterji
An academic with significant public policy experience, he has published research in areas including the determinants of public sector pay. His other public role is as a member of the House of Commons Speakers Committee for Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority. He is a Fellow and Director of Studies in Economics at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge and Director of Studies in Economics at Trinity Hall, Cambridge and Professor Emeritus at Dundee University.
Prof Chatterji was previously Chair of the National Joint Council of UK Fire and Emergency Services (the pay negotiating body) and a member of the School Teachers’ Review Body which makes recommendations to the Prime Minister and Secretary of State for Education and Skills on pay and conditions, and also governance arrangements for school teachers and head teachers in England and Wales. He was also previously a member of the Economists Group, Office of Manpower Economics, considering cross-cutting issues on pay in the public sector.
Professor Laura McAllister (Board member from July 2014 – September 2015)
Laura McAllister is Professor of Governance at the University of Liverpool’s School of Management and an expert on devolution. Laura was a member of the Richard Commission on the Powers and Electoral Arrangements for National Assembly for Wales (2002-04), provided research advice to the Independent Panel on AMs’ Pay and Support in 2008-09. Laura chaired the Expert group on Diversity in Local Government (2013-14).
A former Wales football international and national team captain with 24 caps, Laura is Chair of Sport Wales (formerly the Sports Council for Wales). She is a Board Member of UK Sport, the Government’s agency for Olympic and Paralympic sport, and the Welsh Football Trust. She is a Trustee of the Institute of Welsh Affairs, as well as a member of the Wales Advisory Committee of the British Council.
The Rt Hon Sir George Reid
(Chair from September 2010 – September 2013 when he stood down from the Board)
A Scottish politician, journalist and academic. Knighted 2012. Privy Councillor, former MP, MSP, Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament and Chair of its Corporate Body. Lord-Lieutenant of Clackmannanshire. Worked for 15 years in wars and disasters as a director of the International Red Cross/Red Crescent. During his tenure, his appointments included: UK Electoral Commissioner and visiting professor at Glasgow and Stirling Universities. Led strategic reviews of governance in the Northern Ireland Assembly and the National Trust for Scotland.