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KPMG in the UK announces 2019 partner and director promotions

KPMG announces 2019 partner and director promotions

KPMG in the UK has announced the appointment of 49 partners and 196 directors.


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This year’s partner promotions and external hires see the firm make further progress towards its inclusion and diversity targets. Fifty percent of colleagues promoted to partner are female, an increase of 14 percentage points on last year’s figures, while 15 percent of those promoted are from a BAME background, an increase of five percentage points. In addition 48 percent of external hires are female and ten percent are from a BAME background.


Commenting on the news, Bill Michael, Chair and Senior Partner of KPMG in the UK, said:

“Talent is at the heart of our strategy. We’re committed to attracting and retaining the very best people and our promotions reflect this. By attracting the best to our partnership we are even better placed to deliver the highest quality work for our clients and help them with their most important challenges.

“Diversity of perspectives and backgrounds is critical to our success. While we’re making progress in a number of areas, we have more to do. I am proud of the strength of our commitment and focus to further develop the diversity and inclusion of our workforce.

“We are committed to continually developing and progressing our people in their careers.  Across our business we’re promoting more than 700 of our people, which reflects the confidence we have in our potential to grow, and help our clients.

“I’m proud that KPMG is a firm that the most talented people want to join and develop their career with. This year we hired a record number of graduates and apprentices, and were recognised as a top graduate employer.

“I’d like to congratulate all our newly appointed partners and directors and our colleagues who have been recently promoted. I wish them every success in their roles.”

Anna Purchas, Head of People at KPMG UK, said:

“We work hard to recruit, develop and promote the best and brightest. Our promotions at partner and director level absolutely reflect this.

“Our market-leading learning and development programs combined with the opportunity to work with a diverse array of clients provide the perfect environment for our people to progress in their careers.

“But we are not complacent and we also look to external talent to help bolster growing areas of our business. Over the past year we have brought in an additional 29 partners – 14 of whom are women - and 99 directors with outstanding industry and sector experience to expand our senior teams.”


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About KPMG in the UK

KPMG LLP, a UK limited liability partnership, operates from 22 offices across the UK with approximately 16,300 partners and staff. The UK firm recorded a revenue of £2.338 billion in the year ended 30 September 2018. KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax, and Advisory services. It operates in 154 countries and has 200,000 professionals working in member firms around the world. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International"), a Swiss entity. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such.

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