Glenn Conway has the breakdown on the costs of running CERA, which provide some interesting figures:
It spent $647,571 on public information campaigns.
It seconded 12 communication staff for various periods at a total cost of $1.1m.
It awarded 13 $1m-plus contracts, the biggest being a $10.5m deal with Opus International Consultants and the second largest involving a $6.4m contract with Hawkins Construction.
Twenty staff resigned, a turnover of just over 10 per cent.
The highest paid staff member, apart from chief executive Roger Sutton, was paid between $360,001 and $370,000. The lowest 21 paid staff were each paid between $40,001 and $50,000.
Two staff have credit cards that each have a $10,000 limit
Cera’s lease of the HSBC Tower cost $1.4m, up about $500,000 on the previous year. Catering costs were $390,000.
Gerry doesn’t make it easy to avoid the obvious punchline.