The team at Tap’d have extensive experience in HR. We operate a core team of HR Professionals combined with a number of key associates who are specialists in their field. This allows us to flex with your requirements and also match the right expertise to your needs to get the best outcome.

Anthony Ryland

Co-founder and Managing Director

Anthony provides thought leadership across Talent, Analytics and Technology. He supports our clients in identifying the right solutions and most importantly runs the business on a day-to-day basis.

After graduating from the University of Bath as a Chemical Engineer in the mid-90’s he joined Safeway as part of their graduate training scheme. He spent ten years with the food retailer developing a strong commercial and operational knowledge – and critically discovered his passion for the “people” side of the business.

This passion led to a change of direction and Anthony embarked upon a career in HR, with a focus on Talent and Learning & Development. In the past ten years he has held senior roles at Geko Direct, Syan, ACS, Xerox and most recently Samsung Electronics. His legacies include the introduction of internal and external coaching networks, launching graduate training schemes and establishing leadership development programmes delivered across Europe and Central America.

He lives in Buckinghamshire with his wife Fiona and they share passions for Leyton Orient FC, good wine and travelling to far flung parts of the globe.

Alex Burn (née Pegg)

Senior Consultant

After graduating from a BSc in Psychology at the University of Warwick Alex decided to deepen her knowledge of Psychology in the workplace by studying a Masters in Organisation Studies from the Warwick Business School. With a long term goal of working in OD and becoming a Coach. On leaving university, Alex started out as a Market Research Project coordinator, before moving into the world of HR and becoming an HR Graduate at Gist Ltd. She then moved to Siemens PLC as a Talent Management Coordinator and went on to become a North West Europe Cluster Talent Manager. After 6 years Alex then moved to Samsung to become a European HR Planning Manager.

Alex has worked on local, Regional and Global projects across all areas of Talent Management, with a speciality in designing Behavioural Competency frameworks, Expertise frameworks and Learning & Development solutions across multiple countries and cultures.

She also has a coaching qualification from Henley Business School and is PRINCE2 Project Management practitioner.

She lives in Hampshire with her partner Jason, and they share a love for everything outdoors – regularly going to the Lake District and Highlands to climb mountains.

Andi Roberts

Senior Consultant

Andi brings extensive learning and development experience to the team at Tap’d. He helps our clients maximise the talent of its workforce to enable business transformation through a range of interventions.

He brings the insights of an eclectic work background to our projects, from mountain guiding at the centre of excellence for mountain activities through to selling and running corporate universities in a professional services firm and on to founding and growing several boutique consultancy firms.

He brings an international flavour to our team, having worked in over thirty countries, of which over fifteen years were based in Spain.

He has a passion for lifelong learning and has picked up an array of certifications / designations related to talent development. He holds the Professional Certified Coach designation from the International Coach Federation and the Certified Professional Facilitator from the International Association of facilitators.

Based in Berkshire, Andi’s heart lives in Spain, where he spends significant amounts of time with the Spanish side of his family. When not working, Andi can be found studying for an MA in Online and Distance Education, his third and final Master’s degree.

Michael Gegg

Head of Marketing and Events

Michael is a highly analytical and results driven marketer. He has over 18 years’ experience in professional services, has led global teams and developed go-to-market strategies in countries throughout the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific regions.

Having started his marketing career in the recruitment industry, Michael has since worked for some of the world largest HR and management consultancies. Michael brings this experience to Tap’d to help us develop networks of HR and COE professionals who share our passion of accelerating people strategies to success through technology and collaboration. Contact Michael now to join our community.

Michael lives in Berkshire and has a big passion for cricket, following the England team on all of their tours around the world, from Bangladesh to the West Indies!

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