Statement on CEO pay
Save the Children International’s CEO Helle Thorning-Schmidt earned $257,358.75 USD in 2016. Helle Thorning-Schmidt is the head of a global organisation operating in more than 120 countries, with tens of thousands of staff working in some of the toughest places in the world, delivering programmes to millions of children with an annual revenue of over two billion USD, and responding to 129 emergencies in nearly 65 countries in 2016.
As an organisation with important responsibilities towards our beneficiaries, donors, supporters, staff and the public, we recognise the importance of raising transparency and accountability in all aspects of our work. At the end of 2016, we released an Accountability Report to help our supporters understand what mechanisms we have in place to ensure we use our resources efficiently and achieve measurable results.