What we publish

We publish the names and roles of people who earn more than £60,000 a year.

We update this information every four months. The last time we updated it was 31 January 2020.

Salaries over £60,000

NameRoleAnnual salary (£)Location
Bob PosnerChief Executive Officer137,970London
Craig WestwoodDirector of Communications, Policy and Research102,454London
Ailsa IrvineDirector of Electoral Administration and Guidance102,068London
Louise EdwardsDirector of Regulation102,068London
Kieran RixDirector of Finance and Corporate Services102,068London
Sir John HolmesChair of the Electoral Commission71,805London
Amanda KellyGeneral Counsel85,000 to 89,999London
Joanne Crofton-DigginsHead of Digital, Data, Technology and Facilities80,000 to 84,999London
Jennifer HartlandHead of Human Resources70,000 to 74,499London
Tom HawthornHead of Policy65,000 to 69,999London
Sheilja ShahSenior Regulatory Lawyer65,000 to 69,999London
David BaileyHead of Strategic Planning and Performance65,000 to 69,999London
Charlene HannonHead of Guidance65,000 to 69,999London
Emma HartleyHead of Campaigns and Corporate Communications

65,000 to 69,999


Mel DavidsonHead of Support and Improvement65,000 to 69,999London
Phil ThompsonHead of Research

65,000 to 69,999

Tracey BlackmanHead of Finance and Procurement65,000 to 69,999London
Niki NixonHead of External Communications65,000 to 69,999London
Andy O'NeillHead of Electoral Commission, Scotland65,000 to 69,999Edinburgh
Tim CrowleyHead of Campaigns and Corporate Communications65,000 to 69,999London
Carol SweetenhamHead of Projects65,000 to 69,999London
Adrian FryerSenior Lawyer60,000 to 64,999London
Rupert GristSenior Lawyer60,000 to 64,999London
Rhydian ThomasHead of Electoral Commission, Wales60,000 to 64,999Cardiff
Dan AdamsonHead of Monitoring and Enforcement60,000 to 64,999London
Majella La PraikHead of Registration and Reporting60,000 to 64,999London
Cahir HughesHead of Electoral Commission, Northern Ireland60,000 to 64,999Belfast

Annual salary includes taxable benefits and allowances.

Actual salaries for the Chair and Executive team are published in our annual resource accounts, therefore actuals are shown above for these staff.

We do not use Senior Civil Service grades.

All figures are full-time equivalent.

Salary bands below £60,000

Job levelNumber of staffSalary banding (£)
Manager or senior adviser4340,000 to 59,999
Senior adviser or senior officer3432,000 to 39,999
Adviser or officer 2525,000 to 31,999
Assistant620,000 to 24,999


Last updated: 20 March 2020
Next review: 29 May 2020