Michael Bach

The Diversity Dude


Michael Bach is the National Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for KPMG in 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 Best Diversity Employers (2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011). KPMG is one of 9 organizations that has won the award all four consecutive years.

Michael also recently completed a two year secondment as the Deputy Leader for Diversity with KPMG International – acting as a subject matter advisor to KPMG’s 140+ member firms globally.

In addition, the firm has been named one of Canada’s Best Employers for New Canadians (2008, 2009 and 2010), one of Canada’s Top Family Friendly Employers (2009 and 2010) and the Top 40 Places Gen Y Wants to Work (2009). Regionally, they have received the Best Workplaces for Diversity as part of the Alberta’s Best Workplaces Award (2010), the Recognizing Immigrant Success in Edmonton Award (2010), and the SFU Nancy McKinstry Leadership in Diversity Award (2010).

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 LGBT Advocate Workplace Award.

In 2010 Michael was honoured by the Toronto Immigrant Employment Council with the 2010 IS Award Canadian HR Reporter Individual Achievement Award. Additionally, in 2009, Michael was honoured as one of the winners of the KPMG CEO Community Excellent Award for his contribution to community.