The Talent Taps Board of Trustees

Nick Cowley


Nick studied at Nottingham University, after which he joined the British Army. During his Army career Nick has conducted multiple tours of Iraq, Afghanistan and the Balkans. In 2016 he completed a Masters in Strategy in the US and commanded a tank regiment in Germany from 2017 – 2019. Nick is currently commanding 16 Air Assault Brigade based on Colchester. During his career Nick has been awarded a Queen’s Commendation for Valuable Service, an MBE and an OBE. Nick founded The Talent Tap with Rupert in 2009 and recently ran 280kms from Salcombe to Land’s End, raising £45,000 for the charity. 

Rupert Taylor


Rupert studied at Durham University, after which he began a career in finance. Rupert spent 13 years working for a number of investment banks, including Cazenove, Lehman Brothers and Nomura, working in equities and trading. Since 2014 Rupert has set up a number of small businesses is also an active investor in early stage companies. He is presently CEO of financial data company Brismo. Rupert continues to live in London, his home town, and is happy to extol the virtues of life in the capital to anyone who will listen.

Robert Willis


Rob is a corporate partner at the law firm, CMS, where he has worked since 2005.  He has been a trustee of the Talent Tap since April 2019. Rob graduated in Law and European Law from Nottingham University in 2001 (where he first met Nick Cowley and Naomi Ambrose). Based in London, Rob is married with twin boys and, in his spare time, enjoys golf, running and watching his sons participate in all sorts of sports.