The 10 highest paid public sector workers in Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire

Former Queen Elizabeth Hospital chief executive Manjit Obhrai. Picture: Ian Burt

Former Queen Elizabeth Hospital chief executive Manjit Obhrai. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: IAN BURT

All week we've been looking at public sector pay in East Anglia and our table below shows the top 10 earners at different public bodies.

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The table above shows figures for 2014/15 and doesn't include pensions. It's been put together from the public accounts of different public sector organisations.

It shows how the NHS pays its chief executives more than other public bodies, with NHS trusts making up four of the top 10 positions.

The table only includes the top earner at each organisation and the highest paid at the hospitals only reflects those on the board of directors. Some clinical staff may earn more but they don't appear on the annual financial reports.

Of those in the top 10, five have now left their posts. Manjit Obhrai departed as chief executive of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn in November 2014. Anna Dugdale left her role as chief executive at the region's biggest hospital, the Norfolk & Norwich in June 2015. Meanwhile Mark Easton was only at the Norfolk Community Health and Care Trust from May to October 2014.

Cambridgeshire's chief fire officer, Graham Stagg, has since retired.

The chief executive of Cambridgeshire County Council, Mark Lloyd resigned in 2015.


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