The former Financial Services Authority (FSA) chief executive has taken a temporary leave of absence from his role at Barclays and will return in the New Year.
Sants (pictured) joined Barclays in the newly created role of head of compliance and government and regulatory relations in January. His duties will be carried out by his deputies in his absence.
Sants left the FSA in June 2012 after five years in the role, during which he had to deal with the financial crisis. Andrew Bailey took over his role as head of the Prudential Business Unit (PBU).
He joined the FSA from Credit Suisse in May 2004.