FoI request reveals VC pay

12 November 2015

A Freedom of Information request has revealed that the former Vice-Chancellor of London Met, Malcolm Gillies, was paid £618,000 last year, including a £159,000 golden handshake. We can only assume that John Raftery, who took over the role in August, receives a similar sum. Is it unreasonable to ask, in return for such rich rewards, for some honesty, for engagement with faculty and students, and for decisions which are evidenced, considered, argued, and ultimately taken in the best interests of the students for whom the university exists?