CRC to cut salary for chief executive by two thirds to €86,761 per year

The Central Remedial Clinic is to cut its CEO’s salary by two thirds as part of sweeping changes.

CRC to cut salary for chief executive by two thirds to €86,761 per year

Under plans detailed by the group’s new chairman, Kieran J Timmins, the CRC’s new chief executive, Stephanie Manahan, will be given an €86,761-a-year salary.

The figure, which is in line with HSE, Department of Health, and Department of Public Expenditure and Reform pay levels, is drastically lower than the €222,000 sum received by ousted CRC chief, Paul Kiely, until the end of last year.

Ms Manahan will also be barred from receiving any perks such as car or bonus allowances.

As part of changes forced through by the HSE to ensure public donations and taxpayers’ money is not misspent, none of CRC’s new nine-strong board — all of whom were external appointments — will receive any payment for taking the positions.

In addition, the board members, including IT experts, corporate lawyers, and HR officials who were chosen by the independent group Boardmatch because they have specific abilities that can improve frontline services, will not be able to keep the posts indefinitely.

Instead, a de facto clearing out of the organisation’s top-level officials will be planned every few years in order to further prevent any concerns over how money is spent.

Mr Timmins said while the new board and its CEO face “many challenges”, they are fully committed to helping the CRC regain the full trust of the public and the people using its services.

The changes were demanded by the Government and the public after a series of financial scandals struck the CRC in recent months, before spreading to other parts of the charity sector.

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