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Bill Michael

Senior Partner, United Kingdom; Chairman, KPMG

Bill is the UK Chairman and Senior Partner of KPMG and a member of the KPMG Global Board and Executive Committee, leading a £2.1bn business of over 13,000 employees. Prior to election, Bill was KPMG’s Global Head of Banking and Capital Markets, leading the firm across audit, tax and advisory in this sector. He also led KPMG professionals working across the full suite of Financial Services clients in the EMA region, including banking, insurance and investment management. Bill has over 20 years’ experience in global corporate and investment banking.  He qualified as a chartered accountant in Australia before moving to the UK in 1993 to work with global banking clients such as JP Morgan, HSBC, Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse, and Barclays. Over the last 7 years, he has spearheaded KPMG’s work relating to the financial crisis and championed the debate about bank culture and standards and the need for change in the industry. Bill was special advisor to the UK's Treasury Select Committee into Banking Standards and represents KPMG as an advisory council member of the FICC Market Standards Board (FMSB). More recently, in response to the seismic change in bank regulation in Europe, he has established KPMG’s European Central Bank office, aiming to give banks across Europe a consistent perspective of how their world is changing.  Bill has been invited to join the World Economic Forum’s Network of Global Future Councils for 2016-2018.   He is a member of the Global Future Council on Financial and Monetary Systems a group which come together to discuss how to build a more efficient, resilient and equitable international system. Outside of work Bill is kept busy with his young family, enjoys watching Manchester United and supports Australia in all things sporting.