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 contemporary insight across Talent, Leadership, Engagement and Technology. He supports our clients in identifying the right solutions for their particular needs 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 across multiple sectors, most notably at 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.

His drive comes from a belief that organisations succeed through their people reaching their capabilities, and this happens through a partnership of leaders, teams and individuals. The enablement of leaders to be able to foster a positive and healthy culture to allow you to be your best self at work underpins Anthony’s approach to helping organisations, large and small. After recently obtaining his MSc in Organisational Psychology he can bring the latest thinking and research to organisations.

He lives in Buckinghamshire in the UK with his wife Fiona and they share passions for travelling to learn and enjoy from 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.

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Jo Drury

Senior Inclusion Consultant

Jo provides Inclusion insight, guidance and facilitation to fit the cultural requirements and ambitions of organisations across various sectors.

She has led on Leadership, Talent and Diversity & Inclusion for SMEs to FTSE 100 organisations, holding roles at Marks and Spencer, Compass Group and more latterly in the non-profit sector. She has since spent the last 3 years applying her experience and acute understanding of organisational development challenges to the delivery of consultancy solutions that will really make a difference to her clients, from start-ups to well-established brands.

Jo’s fascination with the human condition, passion for enabling high-performance cultures and the increasing significance of creating inclusive working environments, led her to focus primarily on Diversity and Inclusion. She prides her brand on establishing true partnerships with clients; providing data-led insight, versatile expertise and facilitating the development of inclusion strategies that will integrate with existing OD practices to deliver sustainable results.

She lives with her wife, Emma and they frequently explore the Peak District with their two dogs. She loves music, from producing it to collecting memorabilia and has a keen interest in art culture.

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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