I've been reading John Smith's recent fascinating TCW piece about what he sees as 'the next BBC scandal', concerning the BBC’s first-ever Director of Creative Diversity, June Sarpong - a woman who, by John's account, puts even Naga Munchetty to shame when it comes to 'outside activities'.
The particularly striking thing, as far as I'm concerned, is that her wage hasn't been made public:
However, in a move that’s hard to imagine any other publicly-funded organisation agreeing to, her salary remains under wraps. Unlike the pay of every other BBC executive in the country, Sarpong’s wage has not been published.
She was appointed in November last year, so we're now so 10 months on and we've still not been told what it is.
This is what it says on her official BBC page right now:
And YOU repeated that 20% over-representation target in your otherwise largely sensible welcome speech, thus re-committing the BBC to aim for a 20% target for BAME representation on the BBC, despite the BBC already being over-represented and the BAME population being presently just 13% of the population.