Persimmon boss refuses to answer questions about £75m bonus
Persimmon boss Jeff Fairburn has walked off camera during a BBC interview after being asked about his £75m bonus.
Mr Fairburn said it was "unfortunate" he had been asked about the payout, which was reduced from £100m after a public backlash.
At the time, the bonus was thought to be the biggest ever awarded at a listed company, and one shareholder called it "grossly excessive".
Mr Fairburn has previously said he will give a "substantial proportion" of the bonus to charity.
Interview by Spencer Stokes, business and transport correspondent for BBC Look North.
- 19 October 2018
- BBC News