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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 March 2019.

Salaries over £60,000

NameRoleAnnual salary (£)Location
Bob PosnerChief Executive Officer135,265London
Craig WestwoodDirector of Communications, Policy and Research100,445London
Ailsa IrvineDirector of Electoral Administration and Guidance100,067London
Louise EdwardsDirector of Regulation100,067London
Kieran RixDirector of Finance and Corporate Services100,067London
John HolmesCommissioner71,805London
Tom HawthornHead of Policy60,000 to 69,999London
Jennifer HartlandHead of Human Resources65,000 to 69,999London
Joanne Crofton-DigginsHead of Information Communication and Technology 65,000 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

Maternity leave

Mel DavidsonHead of Support and Improvement65,000 to 69,999London
Phil ThompsonHead of Research60,000 to 64,000London
Niki NixonHead of External Communications60,000 to 64,000London
Andy O'NeillHead of Electoral Commission, Scotland60,000 to 64,000Scotland
Tim CrowleyHead of Campaigns and Corporate Communications60,000 to 64,000London
Rupert GristSenior Lawyer60,000 to 64,000London
Ann WattHead of Electoral Commission, Northern Ireland60,000 to 64,000Northern Ireland
Rhydian ThomasHead of Electoral Commission, Wales60,000 to 64,000Wales
Dan AdamsonHead of Monitoring and Enforcement60,000 to 64,000London
Majella La PraikHead of Registration and Reporting60,000 to 64,000London
Carol SweetenhamHead of Projects60,000 to 64,000London
Sheilja ShahSenior Regulatory Lawyer

60,000 to 64,000

Part time


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: 8 October 2019
Next review: 29 May 2020