Michael McDonagh

Head of Operations

KPMG in the UK

Mike is the UK Firm’s Head of Operations. Together with the other Executive Committee members, Mike is responsible for the operational performance of the UK Firm. As Head of Operations, he is responsible for many of our support functions, including Finance, IT, Facilities, Resourcing and our Secretarial team. Mike is also global lead partner on a FTSE 50 consumer goods company and an Audit Committee member at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. Prior to his current roles, Mike was on the Audit leadership team and worked in our tax business for six months, through which he has developed a fantastic network across KPMG. He has led one of our Audit practices and led the global relationship for three of our largest accounts in the government and policy space. Prior to re-joining KPMG in 2006, Mike was MD of a B2C care business with 35,000 customers and over 10,000 staff. He led a transformation project which saw the business turnaround, with profits increasing by 800%. Mike is known for his energy and is a keen runner, having completed over 20 marathons and the Marathon de Sables in April 2015.

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Education and qualifications

  • Honours Degree Public Administration

  • Chartered Public Finance Accountant


  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Certified Accountants

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