HighPayCentrethumbnail…by encouraging “executives to take more risks than before by cutting costs and holding investment in innovation or productivity down, in order to bolster short-term profits and the company share price, to the serious detriment of the overall economy.” The UK High Pay Centre report recently released looks at the perverse incentives created by the way CEOs and senior executives pay packages are designed. The messages and lessons have relevance for efforts to reign in high pay in NZ as well.