The highest-paid employee at Southern District Health Board
received between $650,000 and $660,000 in the last financial
year, the board's 2012 annual report shows.
The report shows 447 employees received more than $100,000 in
2011-12, 345 of them medical or dental positions. The
previous year, 412 received more than $100,000, 326 of them
medical or dental positions.
It is unclear who the top earner is, or what they do. The top
pay is well down on the $820,000 to $830,000 revealed to have
been paid the previous year to a clinician, about which
questions were asked of the board at its health select
committee financial review in May.
Chief executive Carole Heatly, who started in March, received
between $130,000 and $140,000 for the final months of the
Only her salary, and that of predecessor Brian Rousseau, who
received $200,000 to $210,000 before departing in September,
are personally identified.
All up, 10.24 key management positions were paid more than
$2.7 million, up from $2.42 million the previous year. The
second-highest pay was $550,000 to $560,000. One person
received $530,000 to $540,000.
With 80 employees, the $100,000 to $110,000 pay band was the
largest. Another 62 people received $110,000 to $120,000.
Of bands topping $200,000, the largest number in any band was
16 ($220,000 to $230,000).
If the pay of part-time employees was upgraded to full-time,
the number of staff paid more than $100,000 would rise to
639. Remuneration to board members was $328,000. This figure
does not include Crown monitor Stuart McLauchlan's fee.
Nine employees received personal grievance or termination
payments, totalling $290,351. These payments ranged from
about $2000 to $137,000.
The board employs 4500 staff.