United Kingdom


  • Industry: Professional Services
  • Type: Press release
  • Date: 15/10/2013

KPMG features on Pink List 


Two senior KPMG figures have featured in this year’s Pink List, which celebrates the LGBT community and its allies.


Ashley Steel, global chair of KPMG’s transport practice, was ranked 75th in the top 101 list – and has regularly appeared in previous years.  Often described as “the most senior lesbian in the City”, Ashley is well known for her championing of openness and equality.


Also featured this year was KPMG’s chairman and senior partner Simon Collins – as a “friend of LGBT people”.  Simon has spoken frequently in the past, including at last year’s high profile Out on the Street LGBT business conference in London, of the need for the business community to make more progress in creating a truly accepting and tolerant environment, and of the important role that “straight allies” have to play in this.


Next month, KPMG will be hosts to this year’s Out on the Street: Europe conference where it is hoped that there will be plenty of constructive and thought-provoking debate around how to continue to break down barriers and enable people to be themselves at work.


Ashley Steel said: “Stonewall deserve the top prize.  Without their relentless hard work to get LGBT people equal rights – including, this year, gay marriage - the lives of LGBT people would be poor.  Thank you Stonewall.”




Media enquiries to:


Mark Hamilton, KPMG Corporate Communications                            020 7694 2687


About KPMG



KPMG LLP, a UK limited liability partnership, is a subsidiary of KPMG Europe LLP and operates from 22 offices across the UK with over 12,000 partners and staff.  The UK firm recorded a turnover of £1.8 billion in the year ended September 2012. KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax, and Advisory services. We operate in 156 countries and have 152,000 professionals working in member firms around the world. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International"), a Swiss entity.  KPMG International provides no client services.


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