13 November 2009 | Allie Anderson
The BBC's disclosure yesterday of its executives' pay gives an insight into the comparative value the corporation places on senior figures, including its chief buyer.
Beverley Tew, director of procurement and revenue management, was listed among the broadcaster's top 107 decision makers. In August, her annual remuneration totalled £177,800, including her basic salary of £170,000 plus a car allowance and bonuses or one-off discretionary payments.
Nine executives, including Tew, report to the finance director and their individual annual packages range from £141,803 to £265,300.
Ten executives report to the top HR director, earning between £119,200 and £227,800. There are five seniors who report to the top marketing director, with salaries ranging from £136,175 to £233,740.
Caroline Thomson, the broadcaster's chief operating officer, said: "Today's quarterly disclosure is a significant move in our continued commitment to achieving ever greater transparency to the public who pay for the BBC.
"[This] is a direct response to the public, who have indicated they would like more information about how the BBC is run in a way that marks a step-change in openness, simplicity and accountability."
Plans to cut the BBC's spend on senior management pay by 25 per cent were announced last month. Other measures include introducing pay and bonus freezes and reducing senior staff numbers over the next three and a half years.