Queen’s College’s new vice chancellor has revealed he receives a wage of £300,000.
Professor Ian Greer mentioned he was “blissful” to reveal his pay, nonetheless, he wouldn’t be drawn on if college students ought to pay extra for third degree schooling in Northern Eire.
It was additionally reported he’s paid £35,000 greater than his predecessor, a determine the college didn’t dispute.
Professor Greer was appointed in January. From Scotland he was beforehand vice chancellor at College of Manchester.
He’s the 13th particular person to take the reins of the 172-year-old establishment and replaces Professor Patrick Johnson who handed away all of the sudden in June final yr on the age of 58.
In his first interview since taking on the submit Professor Greer mentioned he was “blissful” to reveal his wage.
He receives a £295,000 primary pay, with £6,000 employer prices or pension contributions.
“Benchmarked in opposition to the remainder of the Russell Group that’s really on the decrease finish of the vary,” he advised the BBC.
“To place it into context Queen’s is a world establishment. It’s a college competing on a world scale and as vice chancellor of Queen’s the job is various, it’s complicated and goes properly past the reaches of the college.”
The Russell Group is a 24-member organisation of research-intensive universities. Different members of the group embody Cambridge, Oxford and the London Faculty of Economics.
Requested if Professor Greer acquired some other advantages on prime of his wage, the college didn’t reply.
Professor Patrick Johnson, in an interview with the Belfast Telegraph, described as a “delusion” that he had a automobile offered for him and mentioned he paid hire for his Queen’s residence.
Professor Greer wouldn’t be drawn with reference to tuition charges and if Northern Eire college students ought to pay greater than the present £4,000 price.
“What ought to occur is we have to have a sustainable funding mannequin for increased schooling and that requires a well-informed debate on the Govt degree,” he added, “So it’s vital we’ve got Govt up and working as quickly as attainable to handle coverage points like that.”
He continued: “Total I’m excited by the chance, that’s a possibility to make an actual distinction to Northern Eire, an actual distinction to the economic system, an actual distinction to the individuals.
“I need to rework individuals’s lives right here in Northern Eire and see the economic system flourish.”
The college mentioned the wage was in step with the complexity and calls for of the function.
Professional-Chancellor and Chair of the College’s Renumeration Committee, Dr Stephen Kingon added: “The Vice-Chancellor’s wage is decided, in step with the steering issued by the Committee of College Chairs, by the College’s Remuneration Committee, a sub-committee of its governing physique, Senate.”
Stephen Prenter, Professional-Chancellor and Chair of Senate added: “Queen’s College is delighted to welcome Professor Ian Greer as the brand new President and Vice-Chancellor.
“Professor Greer has a global popularity of educational excellence and has held main strategic and management roles in increased schooling for some 25 years, most lately at The College of Manchester and The College of Liverpool.
“He has been on the forefront of transformational change to the NHS within the North of England and was a key participant within the Manchester Metropolis Deal.
“As Vice-Chancellor, Professor Greer will carry his expertise and experience to his management function throughout the College, inside Northern Eire and on the nationwide and worldwide stage, making a number one contribution to cultural, social and financial improvement in Northern Eire.”
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