Royal Mail boss who approved bumper pay deal for new chief earned £85,000 in a ...

Royal Mail boss who approved bumper pay deal for new chief earned £85,000 in a year for attending just 22 meetings Orna Ni-Chionna sits on Royal Mail board and chairs renumeration committee She signed off a £6million deal for chief executive Rico Back earlier in the year She also approved Mr Back’s £640,000- a-year salary, which is 17 per cent higher than that of his predecessor Dame Moya Greene

By Hugo Duncan for the Daily Mail

Published: 02:19 BST, 21 July 2018 | Updated: 12:17 BST, 21 July 2018

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The Royal Mail boss who approved a multi-million pound pay deal for its new chief executive earned £85,000 last year for attending just 22 official meetings.

Orna Ni-Chionna sits on the Royal Mail board and is chairman of the remuneration committee that signed off a near £6million deal for chief executive Rico Back before he took charge in June.

She also approved Mr Back’s £640,000- a-year salary, which is 17 per cent higher than that of his predecessor Dame Moya Greene and could reach £2.7million through bonuses and other awards.

Labour MP Peter Kyle said: ‘I think there is every chance that Royal Mail will be called to Parliament to answer the difficult questions which have been posed by the Daily Mail’s journalism.’

Labour MP Peter Kyle said: ‘I think there is every chance that Royal Mail will be called to Parliament to answer the difficult questions which have been posed by the Daily Mail’s journalism.’

With Royal Mail facing a fierce backlash over fat

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