Full list of staff members at North-east councils receiving remuneration of more than £100,000 in 2016/17


At Aberdeen City Council a total of eight council employees cost the taxpayer more than £100,000 a year – including pension and other payments.

Aberdeen City Council

Name, job title, total remuneration excluding pension contributions

Angela Scott, Chief Executive – £158,377
Takki Sulaiman, Head of Communications and Promotion – £144,185
Gayle Gorman, Depute Chief Executive (director of education and childrens services) – £115,753
Marc Cole, city centre director – £116,846
Pete Leonard, Depute Chief Executive (director of communities, husing and infrastructure) – £109,428
Steven Whyte, Head of Finance – £89,692
Fraser Bell, Head of Legal and Democratic Services – £84,792
Bernadette Oxley, Chief Social Work Officer – £84,292

They included chief executive Angela Scott, who received a total remuneration of £158,377.

A council spokesman said: “The salaries highlighted were evaluated against nationally agreed guidelines.

“In the case of chief executives, scales are set by the Scottish Government, while those of chief officers are set by COSLA.”

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Aberdeenshire Council had seven employees, including chief executive Jim Savege, who received £158,872.

Aberdeenshire Council

Name, job title, total remuneration excluding pension contributions

Jim Savege, Chief Executive – £158,872
Ritchie Johnson, Director of Business Services (From 1 October 2015) : Director of Communities (Until 30 September 2015) – £115,718
Maria Walker, Director of Education and Children’s Services – £115,564
Stephen Archer, Director of Inrastructure Services – £114,853
Karen Wiles, Head of Service (Legal and Governance) – £85,321
Alan Wood, Head of Service (Finance) – £84,670
Robert Driscoll, Head of Service (Chief Social Work Officer) – £84,292

A spokesman said: “The current remuneration for senior officers is competitive, equitable and compares favourably to other areas of Scotland.

“Over the past decade we have significantly streamlined the number of senior managers.”

Moray Council had four employees who exceeded the benchmark – including chief executive Roderick Burns who received a total remuneration of £106,769.

Moray Council

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