Michael Bill

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Mary O’Connor led KPMG UK for two months after Bill Michael stepped down as chair and chief executive following a backlash over comments he made to staff on a video call in February. Photograph: iStock

The first woman to lead a Big Four accountant in the UK is to leave KPMG after being passed over for appointment as the firm’s permanent chief executi(...)

Tokyo Olympics chief, Yoshiro Mori,  announces his resignation over his sexist remarks during an online meeting. Photograph: EPA
Money trumps principle even in defeat
  • Work
  • February 13, 2021, 05:55

People in power can lose touch with the reality of those around them and the boundaries of what is acceptable. Often they don’t pay a price for that a(...)

Boom mics on: US president Joe Biden has some important people around to the Oval Office for a masked chat. Photograph: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

Image of the week: Mind the Gap It was “legends only” representing the White House in the Oval Office on Tuesday, with US treasury secretary Janet Ye(...)

KPMG said on Wednesday that Mr Michael was stepping aside while the firm probes comments he made this week.

The chairman of KMPG in the UK has resigned after reportedly telling staff to “stop moaning” about worries over possible cuts to pensions, pay and bon(...)

“We are all a bit frayed due to Covid,” said one of the employees who attended the KPMG meeting in question. Photograph: iStock

KPMG UK chairman Bill Michael is stepping aside while the Big Four accountancy firm investigates “alleged comments” he made during an online meeting w(...)

Revenues at KPMG UK fell sharply as clients’ discretionary spending and deal activity dried up. Photograph: iStock

Partners at KPMG UK are to take an 11 per cent cut to their pay, as the Big Four firm’s continued investment in staff amid the Covid-19 pandemic held (...)

KPMG UK’s culture had become marred by internal politics and bureaucracy.

When Bill Michael was elected chairman of KPMG UK in 2017 on a promise of restoring stability to both its finances and brand, he knew it would be a gr(...)

KPMG is trying to cut £100m of costs.

KPMG has drawn up plans to save £100 million in costs in a profit-boosting exercise codenamed “Project Zebra”. The Big Four accounting firm has start(...)

KPMG’s financial performance will come as a relief following a series of reputational setbacks in the UK and overseas over the past 18 months. Photograph: iStock

Big Four accountancy firm KPMG has reported revenues rising at their fastest rate for a decade in the UK, despite the blow to its reputation from the (...)