KPMG boss quits after telling staff to stop moaning about the pandemic


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LONDON — Bill Michael, U.K. chairman of accounting giant KPMG, has quit his role after telling staff to stop moaning about the coronavirus pandemic during a virtual meeting earlier this week. 

KPMG on Friday confirmed that Michael, who has headed up the U.K. firm since 2017, had resigned from his role. 

Speaking in a virtual town hall on Monday, Michael told staff that having spoken to partners and employees at different levels in the firm “it almost feels like this is being done to them,” referring to their experience of the coronavirus pandemic. 

“Well, you can’t play the role of victim unless you’re sick and I hope you’re not sick, you’re…


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