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KPMG U.K. Picks New CEO After Predecessor’s ‘Victim Card’ Remark

April 12, 2021, 11:55 AM

KPMG U.K. picked Jon Holt as its new chief executive officer, replacing Bill Michael, who resigned after telling employees to “stop moaning” about the pandemic.

Holt was picked “with overwhelming support” following a vote by partners, the firm said in an emailed statement. He will start in his new role immediately and will serve until the end of September 2025, KPMG said.

In February, KPMG’s then chairman Michael resigned days after sparking widespread anger for telling employees to stop grumbling after they voiced concern over possible cuts to their pay and pensions. After he told KPMG’s financial services consulting...

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