Former FSA chief joins Barclays as head of compliance

Barclays has appointed former Financial Services Authority chief Hector Sants as head of compliance and government and regulatory relations.

Sants, who will join the executive committee of Barclays, will report directly to chief executive Antony Jenkins.

The former City watchdog boss will oversee all compliance activities across Barclays, including all regions in which the bank does business.

Sants stepped down from the FSA in June.