The Electoral Commission

The independent body which oversees elections and regulates political finance in the UK

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Remuneration and HR Committee

On this page you can find out about the Remuneration and Human Resources Committee and how it works.

What does the HR/Remuneration Committee do?

The HR and Remuneration Committee supports the Chair, Chief Executive and Board by:
  • Approving the framework for the remuneration and benefits package for Commission staff, including the Executive Team
  • Considering any significant changes to overall terms and conditions for staff
  • Recommending to the Board the remuneration and benefits package for the Chief Executive (if different from that for other staff)
  • Reviewing the remuneration policy and setting the fee for the independent chair of Audit Committee.
  • Acting as an advisory group on organisational development and HR matters relating to the strategic direction of the Commission.
The committee meets at least twice a year, and ad hoc as required.

Remuneration and HR Committee members

The committee consists of three Electoral Commissioners, one of whom is appointed as Chair by the Commission Board.
Members of the HR/Remuneration Committee serve for three years, unless a member ceases to be an Electoral Commissioner or asks to stand down. They may be re-appointed for a further period not exceeding three years.

Current members

  • Anna Carragher (Chair)
  • Bridget Prentice
  • Rob Vincent

Other attendees

The Chief Executive, Director of Finance and Corporate Services, Head of HR and external advisers may be invited to attend when appropriate. The HR manager provides administrative support.

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