Power and Pay: The region's movers and shakers

Michael Arthur

Vice-Chancellor, University of Leeds

Prof Michael Arthur has been University of Leeds vice-chancellor since 2004 and is also chairman of the prestigious Russell Group of universities. He is board member on organisations such as Yorkshire Forward and Opera North and is well-known for his contribution to education and medical research. Leeds is currently 85th in a world league table of university rankings, although Prof Arthur aims to get it into the world's top 50 universities by 2015.

Salary: 253,000 Benefits in kind: 7,000 Employer contributions to defined benefit scheme: 59,000

Ed Balls

Morley and Outwood MP and Shadow Home Secretary, Labour Party, Albion Chambers, Morley

Ed Balls was elected MP for Morley and Outwood in West Yorkshire last May. He was previously MP for Normanton, Children's Secretary and Economic Secretary to the Treasury, but is now Shadow Home Secretary. He was given the position by new Labour leader Ed Miliband. Mr Balls used to work for Harvard University and the Financial Times. He is married to Shadow Foreign Secretary Yvette Cooper and they live in Castleford.

Salary: 65,738

Brian Cantor

Vice-Chancellor, University of York, Heslington, York

Prof Brian Cantor has been University of York vice-chancellor since 2002. The University of Cambridge graduate has worked at Sussex and Oxford universities, and with companies such as General Electric and Rolls-Royce. He is on the boards of Yorkshire Innovation, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the National Science Learning Centre. He enjoys mountaineering, collecting modern art and playing the guitar.

Salary: 203,633 Benefits in kind: 3,959 Pension contributions: 47,858

Andrew Cash

Chief Executive, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Beech Hill Road, Sheffield

Sir Andrew Cash, who has been an NHS chief executive for more than 20 years, was knighted for services to healthcare in the 2009 Birthday Honours list. He works part-time for the Department of Health, leading on military health matters, and is a visiting professor at the University of York and the University of Sheffield. Sheffield Teaching Hospitals is the largest foundation trust in England, and Sir Andrew has been chief executive since its inception in 2004.

Salary: 215,000-220,000

Steven Croft

Bishop of Sheffield, Diocese of Sheffield, Church House, Rotherham

Dr Steven Croft, born in Halifax, was consecrated as the new Bishop of Sheffield in 2009. He started his working life in London, but moved back to Yorkshire soon after to take up a post in the Diocese of Wakefield. Dr Croft worked as warden of his old theological college in Durham and later alongside Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams as Archbishops' Missioner, where he looked at new ways of being a church in the 21st century, before taking over in Sheffield.

Salary: 38,000

Iain Cornish

Chief Executive, Yorkshire Building Society, Yorkshire House, Bradford

Iain Cornish joined the Yorkshire Building Society 19 years ago and held various senior management positions before becoming chief executive in 2003. He is an economist and started his career in government before working in the private sector. Mr Cornish is a member of the nominations and risk committees and chairman of the Financial Services Practitioner Panel, which represents the financial industry in the UK regulatory system.

Salary: 327,000 Taxable benefits: 15,000

Nick Clegg

Deputy Prime Minister, Liberal Democrats, Nethergreen Road, Sheffield

Nick Clegg, the Sheffield Hallam MP who became Deputy Prime Minister last May, is Yorkshire's most powerful politician. Mr Clegg grew up in Oxfordshire and studied at the University of Cambridge before working as a consultant, author and for the European Commission. He was elected as an East Midlands MEP in 1999 before standing down in 2004 and became MP for Sheffield Hallam in 2005. He was elected Liberal Democrat leader in 2007.

Salary: 134,565

Steve Davies

Director, National Railway Museum, Leeman Road, York

Steve Davies joined the National Railway Museum last year after leaving the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) in Manchester, where he transformed its fortunes and led a 7m building re-development project. He has also held a position within the Army as Chief of Staff Headquarters 2nd Division – meaning he oversaw the activities of 250 central staff and 10,000 troops. Mr Davies also established the Sierra Leone National Railway Museum in 2005.

Salary: 105,000

Richard Flint

Chief Executive, Yorkshire Water, Western House, Bradford

Richard Flint took over as chief executive of Yorkshire Water last year from Kevin Whiteman, who had held the position for 10 years. This transition marked the start of the company's new five-year 1.9bn investment programme to combat flooding and improve bathing water quality. Some of the spending is on maintaining East Coast beaches, upgrading the Victorian pipe network in Leeds and Sheffield's waste water treatment works.

Salary: 200,000 Bonus: 150,000 Long-term incentive plan: 76,500

Richard Flinton

Chief Executive, North Yorkshire County Council, County Hall, Northallerton

Richard Flinton lives in Ryedale and had already spent 23 years working for the county council before being appointed chief executive last May. The De Montfort University graduate has spent time as a trading standards officer and business and environmental services director at the authority. He replaced John Marsden, who became North Tyneside Council chief executive, and started on a salary of almost 25,000 less than his predecessor.

Salary: 155,000

Harriet Green

Chief Executive, Premier Farnell, Armley Road, Leeds

Harriet Green has been chief executive officer of industrial distribution firm Premier Farnell since April 2006. She is also on the board of Emerson Electric Company and a founder member of charity Peaceworks. Ms Green ran volume distribution businesses in four continents for Arrow Electronics, after leaving the Macro Group in 1994. Premier Farnell, which supplies products to the likes of Nokia and Microsoft, recorded a pre-tax profit of 53.5m in 2010.

Salary: 490,000 Bonus: 342,000 Benefits in kind: 26,000

Neil Gaydon

Chief Executive, Pace, Victoria Road, Saltaire

Neil Gaydon has been chief executive officer of pay television technology developer Pace for almost five years, although he has been with the company since 1995. He spent four years building up the company's American business between 1999 and 2003. Pace has delivered more than 100 million set-top box products in two decades and its pre-tax profit in 2009 was up 405 per cent on the previous year, at 69.9m, with revenues of 1.1bn.

Salary: 418,000 Performance bonus: 400,000 Pension contributions: 114,000

Norman Bettison

Chief Constable, West Yorkshire Police, Laburnum Road, Wakefield

Sir Norman Bettison has had a policing career covering almost four decades and been in charge of two major police forces. The Sheffield Hallam University graduate rejoined West Yorkshire Police in 2007 after working there as Assistant Chief Constable in the 1990s, before moving to become Chief Constable of Merseyside Police. He received a knighthood for services to policing in 2006 and called for a pay freeze across the public sector in a Yorkshire Post article last April.

Salary: 217,956

Neil Franklin

Chief Crown Prosecutor, West Yorkshire Crown Prosecution Service, Jefferson House, Leeds

Neil Franklin, who has been a qualified solicitor for around 35 years, was appointed as West Yorkshire Chief Crown Prosecutor in 1999. He worked in Wakefield and Leeds private practices until 1979 when he joined West Yorkshire Prosecuting Solicitors' Department. He then worked for CPS Humberside and later as Chief Crown Prosecutor for CPS Severn/Thames in 1996. He was awarded an OBE for services to the CPS in the 2006 Birthday Honours List.

Salary: 105,000to110,000

William Hague

MP for Richmond & Foreign Secretary, Conservative Party, Omega Business Village, Northallerton

William Hague, born in Rotherham, attended the University of Oxford before working for Shell UK. He has been MP for Richmond for more than two decades and held positions as Minister of State for Social Security and Disabled People, Secretary of State for Wales and Shadow Foreign Secretary. He was also Tory party leader from 1997 to 2001 and appointed Foreign Secretary last year in the coalition Cabinet. His interests include reading, walking, judo and skiing.

Salary: 134,565

Shaun Harvey

Director and Chief Executive, Leeds United Football Club, Elland Road, Leeds

Shaun Harvey saw Leeds United, under the leadership of manager Simon Grayson, promoted back to the Football League Championship last summer. He was previously managing director of Bradford City, and was with the Bantams when they entered administration in 2002. Leeds, who exited administration in 2007, announced an operating loss of 1.6m in the last financial year, which Mr Harvey partly blamed on greater investment in the playing squad.

Salary: 150,000

Bob Kerslake

Permanent Secretary, Department of Communities and Local Government, Eland House, London

Sir Bob Kerslake, who was chief executive for Sheffield City Council for more than a decade between 1997 and 2008, started his new job at the Department for Communities and Local Government last November. Sir Bob is moving from his position as chief executive of the Homes and Communities Agency. He has held a number of positions in the public sector in London and is a member of a strategy group for the York-based Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Salary: 170,000

Ian Bevan

Managing Director, Northern Rail, Northern House, York

Ian Bevan became managing director of Northern Rail last June, after holding the positions of finance director and deputy managing director. He was previously chief financial officer at GNER, but trained in the chemical industry and worked in healthcare and IT before becoming finance director of Lancaster City Transport in 1986. His interests include running, cycling and classic cars – and he wants to cycle all the former rail paths now converted to cycle routes.

Salary: 150,000

Trevor Birch

Chief Executive, Sheffield United Football Club, Bramall Lane

Trevor Birch, Sheffield United's chief executive since December 2009, has developed a reputation for financial astuteness in football after holding senior roles at Chelsea, Leeds United, Everton and Derby County. He wiped out 80m of debt while Chelsea chief executive and also helped to keep Leeds United out of administration in 2004 by finding new investors.

Salary: circa200,000

Jamie Boot

Managing Director, Henry Boot, Banner Cross Hall, Sheffield

Jamie Boot has been with his family's company for more than 30 years, after joining in 1979. He was appointed to the board in 1985 and became group managing director one year later. Sheffield-based Henry Boot, which announced trading profits of 11.5m last year, is one of the country's leading property and construction firms, specialising in land management, construction, property development and investment and plant hire.

Salary: 324,000 Bonus: 123,000 Taxable benefits: 25,000

Keith Burnett

Vice-Chancellor, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield

Prof Keith Burnett arrived at the University of Sheffield as vice-chancellor in October 2007 from the University of Oxford, where he was Head of Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences and Chairman of Physics. The scientist began his academic career in the United States before joining Imperial College London as a lecturer and then went on to Oxford in 1987. He is a director of the Worldwide Universities Network and has a strong interest in Chinese language and culture.

Salary: 251,000 Benefits in kind: 4,000 Pension contributions: 39,000

Roz Brown

Chief Officer, South Yorkshire Probation, Pitsmoor Road, Sheffield

Roz Brown joined South Yorkshire Probation as Chief Officer in 2006 from North Yorkshire Probation, where she had been since 2001. She qualified as a probation officer in 1976 and has worked around the country in areas such as London, Lancashire and West Yorkshire. She lives in York and has recently overseen a reduction in offending of 14 per cent in South Yorkshire, which is one of the best levels in the country.

Salary: 80,000to85,000

Maggie Boyle

Chief Executive, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, St James's University Hospital, Leeds

Maggie Boyle joined Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust in 2007 after spending more than four years as chief executive of the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust. She began her career in nursing and worked in human resources and consultancy before taking up her first chief executive role in 1991. She was also in charge of Scotland's largest hospital – North Glasgow University Hospitals NHS Trust – between 1998 and 2002.

Salary: 220,000-225,000

Chris Butler

Chief Executive, Leeds Partnerships NHS Foundation Trust, Thorpe Park, Leeds

Chris Butler joined Leeds Partnerships NHS Foundation Trust, which provides mental and learning disability care to more than 600,000 adults, as chief executive in 2005 – when it was still known as Leeds Mental Health Teaching NHS Trust. He has been a nurse, primary care trust chief executive in London and a senior civil servant. He has experience in primary care, commissioning, service provision and the working of government.

Salary: 145,000-150,000 Other remuneration: 5,000-10,000

James Lambert

Chief Executive, R&R Ice Cream, Richmond House, Northallerton

James Lambert is one of the founders of Europe's largest ice cream manufacturer, R&R, and has been a director of the company since 1987. R&R bought Nestl's UK ice-cream business in 2001, boasting a portfolio of brands including Fab, Smarties and Yorkie. Mr Lambert, whose father ran Yorkshire textile business John Foster, began his working life in the agricultural sector as a sales representative. He enjoys sport, dog walking and music.

Salary: 512,000euros(c.c.435,000]

Christopher Long

Chief Executive, NHS Hull, Silvester Square, Hull

Christopher Long has been chief executive since Hull Teaching Primary Care Trust was created in October 2006. He spent two years as chief executive of Hambleton and Richmondshire PCT in North Yorkshire and also worked at senior level in the former Northern and Yorkshire Regional Office of the NHS Executive. Before joining the NHS in 1991, he spent 12 years serving in the Army as an infantry officer.

Salary: 126,000-130,000 Benefits: 5,000 benefits

Jonathon Riley

Director General and Master of the Armouries, Royal Armouries, Armouries Drive, Leeds

Jonathon Riley spent 36 years in the Army before joining the Armouries in April 2009. He was Deputy Commander of NATO International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan, and has served in Britain, Denmark, Germany, Kenya, Cyprus and the USA during his military career. Dr Riley also taught in Sandhurst and Camberley. He holds a doctorate in modern history from Cranfield University and gave evidence at the Iraq Inquiry in December 2009.

Salary: 95,000

Tony Reeves

Chief Executive, Bradford Council

Tony Reeves, a Bristol Polytechnic graduate, has worked in housing and urban regeneration in Stockport, Calderdale and Barnsley – and was deputy chief executive in Wakefield for more than three years before moving to Bradford Council in 2006. In Bradford, he has been concentrating on regeneration, education and training programmes in the region. Mr Reeves enjoys rugby, hill walking and scuba-diving.

Salary: 178,476

Joanne Roney

Chief Executive, Wakefield Council, Town Hall, Wakefield

Joanne Roney took up the position of Wakefield Council chief executive in July 2008. She was previously based at Sheffield City Council, where she had been executive director for neighbourhoods and community care. One of the highest-paid chief executives across Yorkshire's councils, she was short-listed for Local Government Personality of the Year at the Women in Public Life Awards 2010 and was awarded an OBE in 2009.

Salary: 184,410

Miles Scott

Chief Executive, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Bradford Royal Infirmary, Bradford

Miles Scott has been at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for more than five years. The University of Cambridge history graduate started on the NHS management training scheme and worked his way up to chief executive of Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust, before moving to Bradford in August 2005. He has worked in the acute, community and mental health services and is a member of the NICE Technology Appraisals Committee.

Salary: 185,000-190,000

John Sentamu

Archbishop of York, Church of England, Bishopthorpe Palace, York

Dr John Sentamu, confirmed as the Archbishop of York more than five years ago, was the Church of England's first black Archbishop. The University of Cambridge graduate held positions as Bishop for Stepney and Birmingham before taking over in York. He is also Primate of England and Metropolitan, a member of the House of Lords and a Privy Councillor. Dr Sentamu became president of Youth for Christ in 2004 and the YMCA a year later.

Salary: 60,690 plus car and palace (he gives away 20 per cent)

Thea Stein

Chief Executive, Yorkshire Forward, Victoria House, Leeds

Thea Stein will manage Yorkshire Forward through to its closure in March 2012, after being promoted last summer from the role of economic inclusion executive director for the regional development agency, which she held from 2006. She has worked across the health and local authority sectors, was chief executive of Leeds North East Primary Care Trust and is a trustee of the Prince's Trust.

Salary: 101,495 Bonus: 9,500 Other benefits: 1,800 Pension contribution: 24,663

Julia Squire

Chief Executive, Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Rowan House, Wakefield

Julia Squire joined the NHS as a graduate management trainee in 1987, after originally wanting to go on to the prison governor's training scheme but being too young. She worked as a general manager in acute, community and mental health services and took her first director's post at a combined community/learning disability and mental health trust. Before joining Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, she was chief executive of Northamptonshire PCT.

Salary: 185,000-190,000

Jan Sobieraj

Chief Executive, NHS Sheffield, Prince of Wales Road, Sheffield

Jan Sobieraj was chief executive of Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust for five years before coming to Sheffield in 2006. He was also a chief executive at a trust in Lincolnshire in community mental health services and held director and deputy director positions at Bassetlaw and Leicester trusts. This month Mr Sobieraj will be seconded to the Department of Health to take up the new role of director of leadership.

Salary: 160,000-165,000

Dorothy Thompson

Chief Executive, Drax Group, Drax Power Station, Selby

Dorothy Thompson became the first female head of a quoted power company when she joined coal-fired station Drax in 2005. The London School of Economics graduate began her career in banking, and also worked for Powergen and InterGen NV before joining Drax, which claims to be the UK's largest, cleanest and most efficient coal-fired power station. Outside of work, her pastimes include hiking, skiing, sailing and scuba-diving.

Salary: 450,000 Bonus: 293,000 Benefits: 18,000 Cash pension: 90,000

Gary Verity

Chief Executive, Welcome to Yorkshire, Dry Sand Foundry, Leeds

Gary Verity joined tourism agency Welcome to Yorkshire, formerly known as the Yorkshire Tourist Board, in 2008. He is responsible for a regional tourism industry worth 6.5bn and employing nearly a quarter of a million people. His background is in the private sector, working as managing director for the likes of Johnsons Cleaners, Prontaprint and Kall Kwik. He also ran Bradford and Bingley's Retail Property Services for two years.

Salary: 150,000

Bill McCarthy

Chief Executive, NHS Yorkshire and the Humber, Blenheim House, Leeds

Bill McCarthy, a trained economist, has been involved in the public sector at board level for a decade. He was at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust from 2000, before moving to West Yorkshire Strategic Health Authority in 2002. He became Director General at the Department of Health in 2005 and then joined the City of York Council as chief executive two years later. He took over as chief executive at NHS Yorkshire and the Humber in summer 2009.

Salary: 110,000-115,000 (August 2009-March 2010)

Rob Vincent

Chief Executive, Doncaster Council, College Road, Doncaster

Rob Vincent was parachuted into Doncaster Council last June, after an Audit Commission report said it was incapable of improving and childcare provision was "seriously weak". Mr Vincent joined Doncaster after leaving his position as chief executive of Kirklees Council, which he had held since 2004. He has a professional background in civil engineering and town planning, with a particular interest in cohesion and transport.

Salary: 176,000

Garry Wilson

Managing Partner, Endless LLP, Whitehall Quay, Leeds

Garry Wilson is a partner of private equity turnaround investors Endless LLP, which he founded six years ago. He has worked in the turnaround and restructuring arena for more than 20 years. His recent projects include the purchasing and refinancing of Sheffield-based office supplies group Vasanta, the acquisition of Crown Paints and the turnaround of bargain book retailer The Works. He also manages relations with the company's 12 institutional investors.

10m recent capital gains reinvested. Salary undisclosed.

Baroness Sayeeda Warsi

Minister Without Portfolio and Chairman, Conservative Party, House of Lords, Westminster

Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, who was born in Dewsbury and educated at the University of Leeds and York College of Law, became the first female Muslim Cabinet minister last May. She is a trained solicitor and set up her own practice in Dewsbury. She is outspoken on issues such as racial justice, forced marriages and prison conditions. Baroness Warsi has also worked for the Ministry of Law in Pakistan and chairs women's empowerment charity the Savayra Foundation.

House of Lords allowances: 55,699

John Vine

Chief Inspector, UK Borders Agency, Marsham Street, London

John Vine has been the Independent Chief Inspector of the UK Border Agency since 2008. He was previously Chief Constable of Tayside Police in Scotland for eight years, where he led the policing operation for the G8 Gleneagles World Leaders' Summit. He joined the West Yorkshire Police fast track programme in 1981 and worked in Halifax and Lancashire. Yorkshire-born Mr Vine was awarded the Queen's Police Medal and a CBE in the 2007 honours list.

Salary: 185,000to189,999

Rosie Winterton

MP for Doncaster, Opposition Chief Whip, Labour Party, Guildhall Advice Centre, Doncaster

Rosie Winterton's appointment as Labour Chief Whip was seen to be Ed Miliband's first mark as new leader, after he ensured the Doncaster Central MP stood for election unopposed. Before winning the position, the Hull University graduate served as Minister of State for Local Government in Gordon Brown's Cabinet. She first entered Parliament under Tony Blair's premiership in 1997 and has also been Minister of State for Pensions.

Salary: 98,740

Nicola Yates

Chief Executive, Hull City Council, Guildhall, Hull

Nicola Yates joined Hull City Council after a spell as chief executive of North Shropshire District Council and became chief executive in 2009. She has management experience across areas such as planning, environmental health and customer services, and has worked in the private sector as well as being a government adviser on housing policy. She was awarded an OBE last year.

Salary: 160,000

Hamish Meldrum

Chairman, British Medical Association Council, Station Avenue, Bridlington

Dr Hamish Meldrum has been a GP at Practice One in Bridlington, East Yorkshire, for more than 30 years and was elected as chairman of the BMA Council in 2007. He now only works at Practice One on Mondays. The early days of his career were spent at Torbay Hospital in Devon. He was chairman of the General Practitioners Committee from 2004 to 2007 and is a fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners and the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.

Honoraria remuneration: 95,220 Pension allowance: 49,920

Ed Miliband

Doncaster North MP and Leader of the Opposition, Labour Party, Hutton Business Centre, Doncaster

Ed Miliband, MP for Doncaster North, marginally beat his brother David to the Labour leadership vote last September. The University of Oxford graduate started off as a television researcher before working for Harriet Harman and then on to the Treasury. He was elected as MP for Doncaster North in 2005 and quickly rose through the ranks of government to be appointed Energy and Climate Change Secretary. Now he is trying to become the UK's next Prime Minister.

Salary: 128,836

Phil Morley

Chief Executive, Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Anlaby Road, Hull

Phil Morley took over from Stephen Greep as chief executive of Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust last October. He was previously Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust chief executive, and was born in Leeds but lived in York before moving to Cheshire six years ago. Mr Morley is particularly concerned about future NHS funding, with pressure on his trust to save 21m this year. He earns 15,000 less than his predecessor after saying 185,000-190,000 was "too high".

Salary: 170,000

Baroness Pauline Neville-Jones

Security Minister, Conservative Party, Millbank, London

Baroness Pauline Neville-Jones, educated at Leeds Girls' High School, was appointed Security Minister last May. She has served as a British diplomat and was seconded for five years to the European Commission. Baroness Neville-Jones was managing director of NatWest Markets, served as a BBC governor from 1998 to 2004 and was chairman of Qinetiq Group from 2002 to 2005. She has served as Shadow Security Minister and entered the House of Lords in October 2007.

Salary: 78,891 House of Lords allowances: 20,263

Eric Pickles

Communities Secretary, Conservative Party, House of Commons, London

Eric Pickles, who was born in Keighley and educated at Leeds Polytechnic, was appointed into David Cameron's Cabinet in May, after being Chairman of the Conservative Party since January 2009. He was leader of Bradford Council between 1988 and 1990 and has been an Essex MP since 1992. Mr Pickles has held various offices such as Shadow Minister for Transport and told the Yorkshire Post last October that council chief executives should cut their own "ludicrous" pay.

Salary: 134,565

Richard Pym

Chairman, UK Asset Resolution (Bradford and Bingley & Northern Rock Asset Management), Croft Road, Bingley

Richard Pym joined the Bradford & Bingley board as chief executive in August 2008, shortly before nationalisation, and was later made executive chairman with a salary of 750,000. In a 2009 reorganisation, B&B and Northern Rock Asset Management, the company overseeing the nationalised lender's mortgage book, were brought under the umbrella of Government-run holding company UK Asset Resolution. Mr Pym was appointed its non-executive chairman.

Salary: 250,000

Tom Riordan

Chief Executive, Leeds City Council, Civic Hall, Leeds

Tom Riordan took over as chief executive at Leeds Council last year, after leaving outgoing regional development agency Yorkshire Forward, where he had been for more than a decade. The Northallerton-born University of Oxford graduate has represented the UK in United Nations negotiations. Mr Riordan said he was considering taking a pay cut last October, but he has not done so yet – although he is earning less than the previous chief executive, Paul Rogerson.

Salary: 182,147