New Managing Director for Hay Group UK and Ireland

06 February 2015

Hay Group has recently appointed consulting expert Jim Tapper as Cluster Leader for North Europe and Managing Director UK and Ireland. In this capacity, Tapper, who joins from recruiter Korn/Ferry, will be tasked with continuing the firm’s regional success and aligning operations across the group. 

Jim Tapper joins Hay Group with more than 30 years of consulting experience and extensive expertise in energy and utilities market. He most recently gained this at the Leadership and Talent Consulting practice of Korn/Ferry International, where he acted as Managing Partner for four years. Prior to this, he fulfilled the role of Chief Executive of human capital consulting firm Capital H Group and its subsidiary The Centre for High Performance Development from 2008 to 2010. Before this, Tapper fulfilled Managing Director roles at Logica (between 2004 and 2008) and at Novera Energy (between 2003 and 2004). Tapper who started his career at Accenture in 1997 has a Bachelor degree in Government and Philosophy and a Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University.

Jim Tapper - Hay Group

At Hay Group, a global consultancy with 2,600 employees across 47 countries, Tapper has been named Managing Director UK and Ireland, as well as head of the North Europe region. The frontman has been given two key tasks: further building Hay Group's footprint in the region, and ensuring the firm's internal operations are aligned efficiently and effectively across the group.

Commenting on his appointment, Tapper says: “The organisation is unparalleled in the quality of its people and the relevance of its offerings to the challenges of its clients. This is a hugely exciting opportunity and I’m thrilled to be joining what is already a very successful business.” Israel Berman, Global Managing Director Mature Markets at Hay Group, adds: “We’re delighted that Jim has taken the helm for Hay Group in the UK & Ireland and North Europe, and he will play an instrumental role in ensuring that we go from strength-to-strength. His deep knowledge and experience in management and people related consulting will be a hugely valuable asset as we help to steer organisations through the people challenges and opportunities that lay ahead.”


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