Bill Michael was born in 1967 and from England, he is a UK Chair and Senior Partner at KPMG UK. Recently, he’s in the media headlines after told his staff to stop moaning.
His statement caused uneasiness among another member of the KPMG company, so he has resigned after apologized for his comment that had made his position at the accounting giant “untenable”.
In the statement, he 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.”
For 2 decades he served in global corporate and investment banking, he started his career as a chartered accountant in Australia. In 1993, Bill moved back to the UK and worked with clients such as JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse, and Barclays.
In his career, he led major regulatory and advisory projects, finance and risk governance reviews, cross border due diligence, and reviews of high-level controls of major global organizations. As UK Chair of KPMG, he handled the financial crisis and championed the debate about bank culture and standards and the need for change in the industry.
Also, he is a member of the KPMG Global Board and Executive Committee. In early February 2021, he made a comment which caused him to lose his position, in the virtual meeting about the coronavirus pandemic he told his staff to “stop moaning” and also said that staff should stop “playing the victim card” and described the concept of unconscious bias as being “complete and utter crap for years.”
On Friday, Bill apologized for his comment against his staff members and said “truly sorry that my words have caused hurt amongst my colleagues”.
How old is Bill Michael? He was born in 1967 and from England, he is 55 years old as of 2021.
Regarding his family, there is very little information available right now, but will be updated in the future.
He is married to Chloe Michael, the couple shares three children Alex, Sofia, and Xanthe.
His Net Worth is $17 Million USD as of 2021.