September 2, 2014 11:09 pm
Updated: September 2, 2014 11:27 pm

TransLink CEO made more than $422,000 in salary in 2013


VANCOUVER – TransLink CEO Ian Jarvis made more than $422,000 in salary in 2013, with $83,700 in bonuses, $45,609 in pension contributions and other benefits, for a total compensation package of $468, 015. That is nearly seven per cent more than in 2012.

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TransLink released their 2013 salary disclosure documents on Friday afternoon, showing every TransLink executive was paid more in 2013 than in 2012.

“TransLink executives love to cry poor and demand higher taxes and fares, but their pay is fatter than ever,” said Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) B.C. director Jordan Bateman. “Voters in next year’s TransLink referendum should take note that despite their claims, there always seems to be more money for the fat cats running the place.”

A look at TransLink executive pay raises provided by the CTF:

  • CFO Cathy McLay was paid $383,905, up from $330,753, including a $31,721 bonus.
  • Human Resources head Sandra Hentzen was paid $325,459, up from $289,958, including a $26,922 bonus.
  • Bus company president Haydn Acheson was paid $329,130, up from $296,034, including a $27,540 bonus.
  • SkyTrain boss Fred Cummings was paid $321,736, up from $293,443, including an $18,643 bonus.
  • Communications boss Bob Paddon was paid $311,844, up from $307,857, including a $17,507 bonus.
  • COO Doug Kelsey was paid $377,702, up from $377,054, including a $22,400 bonus.

TransLink chair Marcella Szel previously stated that executive pay had been frozen at 2012 levels and that no bonuses would be handed out.

“With a pay freeze like that, who needs a raise?” said Bateman. “TransLink should apologize for misleading taxpayers about what is happening in their executive offices.”

Fifty-six of 154 Transit Police officers were also paid more than six figure salaries in 2013.

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