Google’s most prolific business analyst, who is in his 60s, is being paid nearly £8.5m per annum, according to a report from the CBI.
The Financial Times reports that Mark McNamara, the former chief financial officer of Google, has a base salary of £11.2m per year, while his annual income for 2015 was £6.8m.
The salary for the CBI’s business analyst category is £3.9m.
Google’s chief executive Sundar Pichai has said the pay is a “natural extension” of his previous salary of almost £15m per month.
The CBI has urged Mr McNamara to take up a role in the public sector, particularly as the tech giant continues to be criticised for its pay practices.
Google has previously said it would pay all employees at least £20,000 a year, although the average paid salary for full-time staff at the company is £16,000.
Its workforce is made up of some 2,500 people across its UK offices, where it employs around 1,300 people.
Google, which has been criticised for pay and conditions, said in a statement on Tuesday that it was “working closely with our employees to understand their concerns”.
“We’re constantly evaluating our pay practices and look forward to discussing it with our staff as soon as possible,” it added.
A spokeswoman for the Independent Banking Group said: “We have not been contacted by the CBI as to whether they would be interested in an employee of Google’s in their sector.”