Executive Compensation

Gavin Darby

Gavin Darby has survived Premier AGM vote but he must do better – and fast

18 Jul 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

Darby has withstood immense pressure and lives to fight another day, winning the re-election vote by 59% to 41%

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Premier Foods CEO Gavin Darby survives re-election vote Subscription

18 Jul 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

Premier Foods boss Gavin Darby has narrowly survived an attempt by an activist shareholder to oust him at the group’s annual general meeting today.

Mike Coupe

Sainsbury’s boss Mike Coupe receives 46% pay boost Subscription

08 Jun 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

Sainsbury’s chief executive Mike Coupe has been handed an annual pay package worth £3.43m after receiving higher performance-related bonuses during the year.

M&S CEO Steve Rowe

M&S chief executive Steve Rowe's earnings slashed by almost a third Subscription

08 Jun 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

The cheif executive of the high street retailer saw his earnings for the year fall by more than £500k, the company’s annual report revealed


BrewDog, Sushi Daily & Fever-Tree bosses make Times Rich List

18 May 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

BrewDog co-owners James Watt and Martin Dickie were valued at £262m and £228m

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Tesco CEO Dave Lewis’ pay up 17.5% to £4.9m

10 May 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

The annual pay packet of Tesco CEO Dave Lewis rose 17.5% last year to £4.9m as the award of shares worth £971k boosted his earnings.

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How much could Dave Lewis earn as Unilever boss? Subscription

10 Jan 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

Yesterday’s ‘Fat Cat Thursday’ focussing on the pay of FTSE 100 bosses illustrated that grocery chiefs are relative paupers compared to the vast earnings of some of their contemporaries.

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New pay measures lack teeth - but they'll get people talking Subscription

30 Aug 2017 | By Megan Tatum

Executive pay will come under more scrutiny, even if government proposals are watered down


Executive pay debate gives Pat pause for thought

30 Aug 2017

Regular readers will know by now that I am something of a bellwether

dave lewis

Lewis relocation costs face scrutiny at AGM Subscription

09 Jun 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

An influential investment group has called on shareholders to vote down the Tesco pay report over relocation costs for CEO Dave Lewis

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Steve Rowe takes home £1.6m pay despite M&S profit slump Subscription

09 Jun 2017 Updated: 09 Jun 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Rowe still earns less than his predecessor Marc Bolland, who took home more than £2m in 2014-15

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Sainsbury’s boss Mike Coupe’s pay falls as annual bonus targets are not met Subscription

02 Jun 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

The pay packets of Sainsbury’s senior execs were cut last year after the supermarket paid out no annual bonuses as performance-related targets were not hit.

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Fever-Tree shares net £73m for Charles Rolls Subscription

26 May 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Fever-Tree co-founder and former executive chairman Charles Rolls has netted £73.1m from a share sale this week

Dave Lewis

Tesco's Dave Lewis takes 10% pay cut Subscription

12 May 2017 | By Ian Quinn

£600k fall in bonus comes despite leading supermarket’s first sales growth in seven years

Morrisons CEO David Potts

Morrisons boss receives 24% pay boost and increased share incentives Subscription

12 May 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Morrisons CEO David Potts saw his pay package jump by 24% last year and could be in line for a further pay boost in future years under newly proposed share reward plans

Rakesh Kapoor, Reckitt Benckiser chief executive

Reckitt cuts CEO Rakesh Kapoor’s pay by £14m after South Korea scandal Subscription

31 Mar 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Reckitt Benckiser has cut CEO Rakesh Kapoor’s annual pay by £14m and paid him no annual bonus due to the fallout from its consumer safety scandal in South Korea.

Tim Steiner Ocado

Ocado management sees pay cut as targets are only just hit Subscription

14 Feb 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

CEO Tim Steiner’s cash remuneration fell from £1.1m to £935,000


Nisa bosses accused of 'scaremongering' Subscription

14 Oct 2016 | By Ronan Hegarty

The Mutual Shopkeepers group, which claims to consist of 84 members, questioned the £2.2m worth of bonuses that were paid

Mark Allen Dairy Crest CEO

Dairy Crest CEO Mark Allen’s pay rises 45% after dairy division sale Subscription

21 Jun 2016 | By Alec Mattinson

Dairy Crest CEO Mark Allen received a pay packet worth £1.44m in the year to 31 March 2016 as his annual bonus and share awards more than doubled after the successful divestment of its UK dairy business.


Premier Foods CEO Gavin Darby opts to receive annual bonus entirely in shares Subscription

06 Jun 2016 | By Alec Mattinson

Premier Foods CEO Gavin Darby opted to receive the entirety of his £599k annual bonus in shares, the company’s newly released annual report has revealed



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