Six bosses at a firm owned by Glasgow Council have been awarded bonuses of nearly £150,000 during the cost of living crisis.The Scottish Event Campus (SEC) directors were given the top ups despite the local authority slashing jobs and cutting services.Scottish Lib Dem MSP Willie Rennie said: “I think Glasgow City residents will be frustrated to hear that despite public services being cut to the bone, SEC executives are taking home such large increases.“As the cost-of-living crisis continues to bite, every penny of taxpayer money should be going towards prioritising key services and helping hard-up Scots.
Unfortunately, these eye-watering figures don’t suggest that’s happening.”SEC Ltd, which is 90.87 per cent owned by the council, runs venues such as the Armadillo and the Hydro.New documents lodged by the council reveal the eye-watering performance-related payments for the body’s top brass.Chief executive Peter Duthie was awarded a £39,220 bonus on top of his £196,101 salary.He also received £29,415 in lieu of an employer’s pension contribution as part of a total package of £287,469.William McFadyen, Director of Finance and Development, was awarded a £28,929 bonus that was separate from his £144,647 salary.Daniel Thurlow, Director of Exhibition Sales, earned £136,215 in “salary, fees and allowances” as well as a £27,243 bonus.Another big earner was Director of Conference Sales Kathleen Warden, who received a £136,215 salary and a £27,243 bonus.Gayle Shepherd, Director of People and Technology, was awarded an extra £26,092 in bonus on top of her £130,459 salary.And Deborah McWilliams, Director of Live Entertainment, earned the same as Shepherd in salary and bonus.The council pushed through a cuts budget in February thatRead more on dailyrecord.co.uk
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