The Talent Tap Management Team
Naomi joined The Talent Tap as CEO in 2018 from a career in Corporate Communications, most recently as a Director at Fisher Productions. Naomi has overall oversite of the charity, its direction and ultimate impact, ensuring that every new initiative is imbedded in the needs of those The Talent Tap supports. Having worked the majority of her career in the corporate sector, Naomi has a strong understanding of the importance of networking and communication both skills she uses and imparts to Talent Tap students. Naomi is a Trustee for The Blagrave Trust and an Enterprise Advisor for The Careers and Enterprise Company. She is passionate about giving young people the futures they deserve. Naomi likes/needs to run and loves a challenge!
Vicky has been part of the Talent Tap team since 2021. She joined as Operations Manager – supporting relationships with our students, alumni and partner schools – and has since become COO. She is a qualified accountant, having gained her ACA at Littlejohn Frazer (now PKF Littlejohn), and supports the Talent Tap with her financial and corporate experience, as well as bringing her organisational skills and attention to detail.
Prior to joining The Talent Tap, Vicky was a Senior Analyst for Liberty (a Lloyd’s managing agency) in London, working on their investment portfolio and broker capital requirements. Outside of The Talent Tap, she volunteers as both a school Governor and as a Trustee of a local charity. She loves to cook and spend time with her family.
Programme & Engagement Officer
Laura joined The Talent Tap in 2022 as our School & Student Engagement Officer, focusing on growing our network of schools and helping to make sure that all of our students and employers get the most out of their involvement with The Talent Tap. After studying a degree in French, German and European Studies at the University of Bath, Laura started off her career in the EdTech industry and brings a love of communication to The Talent Tap team.
During her spare time, Laura coordinates call companion groups for the charity Reengage, loves to swim and enjoys (trying to!) train her springer spaniel puppy, Ralph!
Corporate Partnerships Manager
Rhiannon joined the Talent Tap in early 2022 as the Corporate Partnerships Manager. Her role is focussed on building relationships with our corporate partners and firms to create work experience opportunities and to drive funding to support our programmes and work.
Prior to joining The Talent Tap Rhiannon worked as a management consultant at McGrigor Group, a boutique consulting firm. Rhiannon’s previous career has always been in the corporate sector working in a number of consulting firms. She has a BA Hons from Durham University and a Masters from the University of Surrey.
In her spare time Rhiannon runs a local junior cricket club and loves an adventure wherever she can find one !
Office Manager & Volunteer Coordinator
Caroline joined The Talent Tap in September 2021 as administration support. She maintains our database, supports the residentials and fundraising events, and gives general support for the office team. She has a background in Construction and Facilities Management, as well as administration and is very adaptable.
During her spare time is very involved in Guiding, running local units for Brownies & Guides and holds Division and County posts. She also is keen on amateur dramatics and often takes part in the local musical and Christmas productions.
Although Caroline has not been to university herself her two daughters have, and she is passionate about supporting young people in their higher education years to enable them to gain confidence to achieve their potential and reach for the stars.
Jeunais joined the Talent Tap team in 2023 as our Marketing Intern, focusing primarily putting us on the social media map, and managing all things marketing. Jeunais is currently part way through studying her Business Management and Marketing degree. During her spare time, she loves to going to the gym and walking her puppy.
Geraldine joined The Talent Tap in 2021 to co-write bids to trusts and foundations, to help fund The Talent Tap. She and Hayley have established a successful partnership writing projects and funding plans for the charity sector. Prior to that she had a career in marketing and brand management for Sainsbury’s and Unilever working on a number of high profile brands and projects. The marketing skills of establishing what the consumer or beneficiary need is, and how a business or charity can demonstrate their ability to deliver that is what she brings to The Talent Tap. Geraldine also works with The Greenpower Education Trust, a STEM charity inspiring the next generation of young people into engineering through motorsport.
Growing up on a farm in South Wales meant Hayley was never short of opportunities to fix things, normally machinery, which unsurprisingly led to a degree in Engineering and a postgraduate diploma in Manufacturing and Management.
Her first job was designing compressors for gas plants in Nigeria, but over the course of a 12-year career with Shell, she started to focus more on solving systemic and strategic corporate problems, working in strategy, economics and business planning in The Netherlands, Malaysia and Gabon.
On returning to the UK, she was amazed to discover that the number of girls studying science at A levels and going on to be engineers was still lamentably low. Having joined forces with Geraldine, they realised their complementary corporate skills could be used to support fundraising for the Greenpower Education Trust, an organisation dedicated to increasing the number of young people considering STEM careers.
We are looking forward to using our fundraising skills to enable The Talent Tap to grow, supporting more young people and extending the charity’s reach across the UK.