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KPMG U.K. Boss Exits After Slamming ‘Victim Card’ Staff (1)

Feb. 12, 2021, 11:49 AM

KPMG’s U.K. chairman has resigned days after sparking widespread anger for telling employees to stop moaning about the pandemic.

Bill Michael, KPMG’s U.K. chair and senior partner since 2017, will leave the firm at the end of the month, admitting that his position had become “untenable.”

He had been placed under investigation after telling KPMG’s financial services consulting team to “stop moaning” and “playing the victim card” when employees voiced concern over possible cuts to their pay and pensions at a virtual meeting Monday.

“I love the firm and I am truly sorry that my words have caused...

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