KPMG’s UK body has announced the appointment of 49 partners and 196 directors.
The firm said this year’s partner promotions and external hires see the firm make “further progress” towards its inclusion and diversity targets.
Some 50% of the company’s colleagues promoted to the position of partner are female, an increase of 14 percentage points on last year’s figures, while 15% of those promoted are from a BAME background, an increase of five percentage points. In addition 48% of external hires are female and 10% are from a BAME background.
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.”
He added: “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.”