Following the publication of an article on executive pay published in The Australian newspaper today we would like to clarify the following:

  • CSIRO’s executive management team in 2012-13 comprised 33 members of staff including the executive team, flagship directors and chiefs of divisions.
  • CSIRO’s executive management team in 2015-16 comprised 20 members of staff including the executive team and science business unit directors.
  • The last general salary increase for staff on 4 July 2013 was 3.5%; the comparative increase for executive management was 2.75% on 1 July 2013. There has been no further general salary increase for executive management in 2013-14 to 2015-16.
  • Over time there have been role-based, market-based remuneration adjustments for a limited number of executive management as their roles have changed as is the case for all staff.
  • CSIRO’s total expense on remuneration of executive management has reduced from $11.4M in 2012/13 to $7.8M in 2015/16 – a reduction of more than 30%.

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