UK PM extends appointment of Chair for Senior Salaries Review Body

The Prime Minister has extended the appointment of Dr Martin Read CBE, as the Chair of the Senior Salaries Review Body (SSRB), with immediate effect.

The Senior Salaries Review Body provides independent advice to the Prime Minister and senior ministers on the pay of many of the nation’s top public servants. The appointment is for a period of eleven months.

Martin Read is Chairman of Wincanton plc and the UK Government’s Senior Salaries Review Body.

Martin is a former chairman of Laird plc, the Remuneration Consultants Group and of the two government owned companies which manage contracts and payments under the electricity market reform programme (the Low Carbon Contracts Company and the Electricity Settlements Company). He was chief executive of international IT services company Logica from 1993 to 2007 and has served as a non-executive director on the boards of Lloyd’s, Invensys, Aegis Group, British Airways, Siemens Holdings, Boots, ASDA and the UK Government Efficiency and Reform Board. Martin was chairman of the Remuneration Committees at Invensys, British Airways and Boots and has been a senior adviser to private equity firms Candover and Actis and to Indian technology companies HCL and Zensar. He led UK government reviews on back office operations and IT across the public sector (2008 to 2009) and management information (2012).

Appointed: January 2015 (reappointed in May 2018) Term ends: May 2022

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