No bonuses for Town duo

BLUES chairman David Sheepshanks and chief executive Derek Bowden have not been paid bonuses for their work at Ipswich Town this year.

By Derek Davis

BLUES chairman David Sheepshanks and chief executive Derek Bowden have not been paid bonuses for their work at Ipswich Town this year.

There was widespread outrage when the duo were given extra awards in the last round of payments and this financial year's figures will show that only executive directors Andrew Goulborn and Anna Hughes have been paid bonuses.

Mr Sheepshanks has been handed a £10,000 raise in his basic pay from £69,000 to £79,000 but his overall package without the bonus and reduced benefit payments fell by £13,000 compared to the previous financial year for his part-time role at Ipswich Town.


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Chief executive Derek Bowden's basic pay, benefits and company pension contributions remained the same at £168,000 but there was no repeat of the £46,000 handed to him last year.

Despite Sheepshanks taking on more outside work during the year including a consultancy role with an Essex waste management company, the club insist he still fulfils his three days a week commitment to Ipswich Town.

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Sheepshanks is also a director of football consultancy business Alexander Ross along with David Davies and is on the board of the FA and Football League, along with a number of other roles within the Suffolk community, including the Samaritans.

Commercial director Andrew Goulborn and finance director Anna Hughes were both handed bonuses totalling £18,000.

Goulborn's bonus remains the same as last year, at £10,000, with his total package now at £121,000, while Hughes' bonus fell from £23,000 to £8,000 making her salary including benefits and pension payments £92,000.

Ipswich Town directors' salaries and bonuses are decided upon by a remuneration committee headed by former chairman John Kerr and also includes board members Kevin Beeston, Holly Bellingham, Peter Cohen, Roger Finbow, Richard Moore and Philip Hope-Cobbold, all of whom are unpaid.

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