Quarter of New KPMG Partners are Women

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 Print Email

KPMG has seen a significant increase in the number of women in its senior management teams.

In the UK, 29 new partners and 88 new directors have been appointed from within the firm. A quarter (24%) of the new partners and 30% of the new directors are female. This compares to a figure of 14% of women across the firm’s existing partners.

KPMG says it will also continue to recruit widely from outside the firm and expects to take on approximately 3,000 graduates and school leavers over the next three years and around 7,500 new hires over the next five years.

Richard Bennison, CEO of KPMG in the UK, said: ‘We are very pleased to be able to improve the gender balance amongst our partners. We are genuinely committed to enabling more women to reach senior positions.

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