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Professor Graham Baldwin took up post as Vice-Chancellor at Southampton Solent University in August 2014.

His salary is reported annually in the University’s financial statements. For the year from 1 August 2016 to 31 July 2017 the statements will be published in late autumn 2017.

The University and Professor Baldwin recognise and want to respond to the general and specific interest that there may be in his salary. In addition to reporting his salary in the annual financial statement and salary surveys we also respond openly and fully to requests for his salary information made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

In line with the principles of openness and transparency, Professor’s Baldwin’s salary and estimated employer’s pension contribution for the current year, August 2016 to July 2017, is shown below:

Salary: £213,514
Performance pay: £10,560 
Employer's contribution to pension: £35,187
Total: £259,261

Professor Baldwin’s salary, as with the majority of staff salaries at the University, is reviewed annually from 1 August. The review takes account of any pay award agreed nationally for university staff, affordability for the University and achievement of his objectives. As for all other eligible staff Professor Baldwin may also receive up to 5% of base salary as a non-consolidated payment for outstanding performance.

Professor Baldwin’s salary is reviewed and set by the University’s Remuneration Committee. This Committee consists of three independent members of the Board of Governors and a co-opted member and from September 2016 is chaired by the Vice-Chair of the Board. Professor Baldwin is not present when his salary is discussed at these meetings.

Related information

Annual financial statements for 2015/16

Remuneration Committee (redacted) minutes

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