Is all well within Archewell? Questions raised as Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s chief of staff steps down
She is the philanthropic heavyweight hired to spearhead the Sussexes’ Stateside relaunch after “Megxit”.
Having advised Bill and Melinda Gates, Catherine St-Laurent appeared the perfect fit as Harry and Meghan’s new chief of staff and executive director of their non-profit Archewell Foundation when she was hand-picked last April.
Yet just 11 months on from her appointment being announced to much fanfare, the Montreal-born big hitter is stepping down from a position many had thought would occupy her for years to come. Not least because, to take up the post, she had resigned from a highly sought-after role advising Mrs Gates’s Pivotal Ventures social progress project.