Coillte chiefs refuse to tell Government how much CEO is paid
Forestry body Coillte has refused to tell the Irish Government how much it is paying its top executive.
30th November 2014
The semi-state company would not answer direct questions from officials about the remuneration of its acting chief executive Gerry Britchfield, the Irish Independent has learned.
Despite being appointed on a temporary basis in March last year, Mr Britchfield still holds the role 18 months on and his salary has never been disclosed by the company.
Correspondence released under the Freedom of Information Act shows Coillte defied requests from the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Public Expenditure for details of his salary.
Officials wrote to Coillte after Mr Britchfield's appointment stating it was Government policy that the terms of an interim chief executive should not be better than those offered to an actual CEO.