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Catherine St-Laurent is moving on after five years with Gates’ Pivotal Ventures, preceded by three-and-a-half years with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, according to the report and her LinkedIn page.
She’ll be heading to the Sussexes’ so-far unnamed “non-profit venture,” where she’ll work as their chief of staff and executive director, St-Laurent wrote in an email to associates and friends.
A spokesperson for Pivotal Ventures did not immediately respond to FOX Business' request for comment.
“After nearly 9 years alongside Melinda and the Gates Foundation and Pivotal Ventures teams, I am moving on to begin a new chapter and wanted to make sure to share my contact info so we can stay in touch,” she wrote, according to Page Six.
“Beginning next week I will be acting as Chief of Staff and Executive Director of the new non-profit enterprise for Meghan M and Harry. They are embarking on a new chapter themselves and I am thrilled to be able to play a supporting role in realizing their vision and enabling them to achieve impact on the issues that matter most to them.”
The outlet also recently revealed the duke and duchess – who recently stepped away from royal duties – have moved from their longtime sanctuary in Canada to Los Angeles.
Of the couple’s charity, sources told Page Six: “It’s not likely to be a traditional charity. Harry and Meghan want to find their own way of giving back and new ways to make change.”
Gates, a longtime advocate of female empowerment, founded “investment and incubation” hub Pivotal Ventures in 2015. Pivotal recently pledged $50 million toward the Gender Equality in Tech Cities Initiative to support women in the technology industry, Crunchbase.com reported.