Bank boss takes leave of absence

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Hector Sants
Hector Sants

A former top City regulator who was brought in to oversee compliance at scandal-hit Barclays has been signed off work until the end of the year after being diagnosed with stress and exhaustion.

Sir Hector Sants will take a temporary leave of absence after just 10 months in the role as head of compliance at the bank - a post he took on after a gruelling five years at the helm of the Financial Services Authority (FSA) in the run up to and throughout the financial crisis.