Jolie quit Princess Diana’s charity
Angelina Jolie resigned as a trustee from a land mine-clearing charity the late Princess Diana made famous after she discovered the trustees paid themselves £500 (R10 500) a day.
The Times newspaper says the Halo Trust works in 16 countries. It made headlines after Princess Diana visited an Angolan minefield.
The newspaper said that Jolie resigned in May last year after becoming “uncomfortable” with the cash the charity spent on a review, including “structural, remuneration and governance arrangements”.
She also questioned the trust’s policy of making “significant contributions” towards the boarding school fees of the children of some of its staff.
“She left because she was extremely uncomfortable with the actions of the trustees. The main thing was the trustees paying themselves,” said a source.
Halo Trust chief executive James Cowan said Jolie had joined in a unanimous vote in favour of the governance review and her resignation letter said she wanted to “do other things”. –