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Former Principal's Payments to Be Reviewed

Posted by Richard Ward

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A review is being launched to investigate a six-figure payment made to the former principal of the University of Aberdeen.

Professor Sir Ian Diamond announced plans to retire back in 2017, however, his 12-month notice period only began after he had already left his job.

The Scottish Funding Council (SFC) is now reviewing a payment he received, which is believed to be in the region of £280,000 covering the past year.

The SFC said universities receive public funds and therefore must comply with value for money requirements. The new senior governor for the university, Esther Roberton, said she welcomed the review and that the university would cooperate to help determine the facts surrounding Prof Diamond's end of service arrangements.