KPMG UK Chairman Bill Michael Resigns After Insensitive Comments

Klynveld Peat Marwick Goerdeler (KPMG) United Kingdom Chairman Bill Michael resigns from his position after his insensitive comments to his staffs.

Michael, 52, who had been part of the company for 30 years, officially stepped down from his post.

“In light of that, I regard my position as untenable and so I have decided to leave the firm,” Michael said in a meeting.

On a statement, Michael also apologized to his staffs after he “hurt” them after his remarks in which according to Financial Times have been comments made by him at a meeting with the firm on Monday where he told staff to “stop moaning” and “playing the victim card.”

“I love the firm and I am truly sorry that my words have caused hurt amongst my colleagues and for the impact the events of this week have had on them.”

“I feel hugely proud of all our people and the things they have achieved, particularly during these very challenging times,” he added.

On a separate video released by Mail Online, Michael has again expressed his apology to his colleagues.

“There is no such thing as unconscious bias, I don’t buy it. Because after every single unconscious bias training that has ever been done, nothing’s ever improved.”

Meanwhile, KPMG confirmed that Michael will leave the firm by the end of February 2021.

Michael was also admitted in the hospital in March 2020 because of COVID-19.


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