PracticeAccounting FirmsKPMG diversity head to champion ‘difference’

KPMG diversity head to champion 'difference'

Sarah Bond, KPMG's new head of diversity, says she will focus on consolidating the work that has already been done to at 'valuing difference' in the firm.

Link: Salary survey: Discrimination is the issue

Bond joins KPMG after four years as head of membership services at Business in the Community’s Opportunity Now, a business-led campaign that works with more than 360 UK employers to further the interests of women employees.

Commenting on her appointment, Bond said: ‘I’m very pleased to be returning to KPMG. Diversity is about creating an environment in which difference is valued. KPMG has already made real advances in this; my role now is to consolidate the work that has been done and develop the firm’s strategy across all aspects of diversity.’

John Griffith Jones, CEO of KPMG said: ‘We are delighted that Sarah has joined KPMG as she brings valuable insight and experience. This appointment underlines our commitment to diversity as an important business issue.’

Earlier this year, an Accountancy Age salary survey found that discrimination was still rife in the profession with a staggering 43% of female respondents saying that had been discriminated against.

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