TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond announced four new B-Lines that will serve Surrey, Langley, Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Vancouver, the North Shore, Burnaby and the Tri-Cities. (Katya Slepian/Black Press)

TransLink CEO’s pay tops $400K

Kevid Desmond took home about $315K in 2016

TransLink’s top executive earned $415,435 in 2017, a just released renumeration report shows.

That figure pushes Kevin Desmond’s total compensation up from 2016’s $288,605.

Including pension, Desmond made $459,000 in 2017, up from $317,600 in 2016.

His 2016 take-home pay includes does not include the first three months of the year, as Desmond started with the transit agency in early March.

According to TransLink, the 2017 figure includes retroactive pay from a two per cent increase from 2016.

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Desmond still sits below previous TransLink CEO Ian Jarvis’s $463,463 2016 paycheque.

With his compensation topping $400,000, Desmond’s salary tops that of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at just under $350,000 and BC Transit CEO Manuel Achadinha’s $327,559 take-home pay, but keeps him well below former BC Hydro CEO Jessica McDonald’s $528,343, BC Ferries CEO Mike Corrgian’s $563,000.

The B.C. Rapid Transit Company president Vivienne King took home $322,561 last year, up from $286,278 in 2016.

King stepped down from her role in April to return home to Australia, leaving BCRTC interim president Haydn Acheson to make $306,958 last year, up from the $288,877 he got last year as president and general manager of Coast Mountain Bus Company

Top Transit Police cop Doug LePard took home $212,660.

Editor’s note: A previous version of this story did not note that CEO Kevin Desmond’s 2016 salary accounted only for the period of March 21-Dec, 31, 2016.


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