could you tell me what compliance role in the following words I cited as below:
source: the BBCHector Sants, the former boss of the Financial Services Authority, had to bow out from his compliance role at Barclays Bank because of stress and exhaustion.
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I think I understood the definition of compliance and role, but am confused the phrase. Hector was a boss. His emloyees should have complies to his requests. Why is his poistion is a compliant role at the bank.
His role was to ensure that the bank's procedures and policies complied with legislation, regulation, etc.