'I earned £119,000 the year I left,' says Stocking. 'I don't think that's excessive. Oxfam has a turnover of £400m a year and operates in 53 of the most difficult countries in the world.'
But perhaps the lady doth protest too much? 'I was conscious of it,' she admits. 'I turned down a number of salary increases and didn't go above £100,000 for years.'