National Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, KPMG, CanadaMichael Bach is the National Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for KPMG Canada. In this capacity, Michael is responsible for the overarching diversity strategy for KPMG’s operations in Canada, including the development and implementation of all diversity related programs and initiatives. Since taking on the role, KPMG has received several prestigious diversity related awards – including being named one of Canada’s Top Employers for Diversity and one of Canada’s Best Employers for New Canadians. KPMG is the only organization that has won both awards in all five years they have been awarded.
Michael is the former Deputy Leader for Diversity with KPMG International – acting as a subject matter advisor to KPMG’s 140+ member firms globally.
Recently Michael was honoured as the 2011 Diversity Champion with the Catalyst Canada Honours Human Resources/Diversity Leader award. He also received the 2011 Inspire Award as LGBTQ Person of the Year and the Out on Bay Street Leaders to be Proud of LGBT Advocate Workplace Award.
Michael has a Post Graduate Certificate in Diversity Management from Cornell University and also holds the Cornell Certified Diversity Professional, Advanced Practitioner designation.