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Eagle Star chief Leitch quits as Sane chairman

Prince Charles is considering his position as patron of mental health

charity Sane after Eagle Star chairman Sandy Leitch mysteriously resigned

as chairman.

Sane chief executive Marjorie Wallace says eight out of the 10 Sane

trustees asked Leitch to resign on the basis that he was not able to devote

enough time to the charity.

The Prince of Wales is apparently unhappy at the treatment meted out to

Leitch and has written to Sane to say he is considering his position.

Leitch&#39s departure comes less than a year into the post.

Zurich Financial Services, the umbrella company for Eagle Star,

Threadneedle, Allied Dunbar and Sterling, denies Leitch was ousted from

the board of Sane.

ZFS says Leitch&#39s decision was based purely on needing to put more hours

in at work and was made in the best interests of the charity.

Leitch, who is approaching the end of his tenure as chairman of the ABI,

told an audience last week of his vision to see the UK insurance industry

become the best in the world. He said it was necessary to become the

“champion of the customer” if this goal was to be reached.

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