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KPMG’s Bill Michael resigns after telling staff to ‘stop moaning’ over virus

by LLB Editor
12th Feb 21 9:31 am

KPMG’s UK chairman, Bill Michael, has resigned after telling staff to “stop moaning” during a virtual meeting about the coronavirus pandemic.

Michael said that staff should stop “playing the victim card” and described the concept of unconscious bias as being “complete and utter crap for years”.

Michael said: “I love the firm and I am truly sorry that my words have caused hurt among my colleagues and for the impact the events of this week have had on them. In light of that, I regard my position as untenable and so I have decided to leave the firm. It has been a privilege to have acted as chair of KPMG. I feel hugely proud of all our people and the things they have achieved, particularly during these very challenging times.”

KPMG has appointed the senior elected board member Bina Mehta as acting UK chair.

“Bill has made a huge contribution to our firm over the last 30 years, especially over the last three years as chairman, and we wish him all the best for the future,” Mehta said.

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