Amy Taylor, founder & director
Amy is a PhD student at University of Oxford. Before setting up Tap in 2016 she worked across the criminal justice system as an auxiliary police officer in Toronto, as regional manager of a non-profit organisation working with ex-offenders, in operations for the courts service, in legal research at the Law Commission of England and Wales and most recently as a senior policy advisor at the UK Ministry of Justice.
Paul Humpherson, founder & director
Paul is an independent criminal barrister and a teaching fellow at University of Oxford. He has worked in a variety of legal roles across the criminal justice system, including as the lead lawyer on the Law Commission’s Sentencing, Misconduct in Public Office and Kidnapping reform projects, and helping to administer restorative justice conferences with the Oxfordshire Youth Offending Team.
Tess Taylor, founder & director
Tess is a bachelor of commerce graduate from Toronto, Canada. Tess worked as a counsellor with a non-profit organisation for several years, helping ex-offenders to secure pardons for criminal records. She has a range of experience in the hospitality industry, including management of craft beer venues.
Matt Elliott, director
Matt is an Economics and Management graduate, and has worked in consultancy as an economist and financial modeller specialising in public health. After retraining in outdoor education, he headed back south in 2016 to help set up Tap Social. Alongside Tap he has tutored in Maths and Economics to A Level, volunteered with Tandem Collective and recently completed his MSc in Sustainable Energy Systems.
Jason Bolger, head brewer
Jason is an award winning craft brewer who trained at the Siebel institute of Technology in Chicago and is continuing his studies at the Institute of Brewing and Distilling in London. He began his brewing career at Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant in Phoenixville, USA, before moving to Northville Brewery and Winery in Northville. After arriving in the UK, Jason was head brewer at Brewhouse and Kitchen in Portsmouth.
Olsi Vullnetari, brewer
Olsi has an education background in electronics from the Netherlands and has a masters degree on Migration Studies in UK. He has a mixed professional background of academia and business from having worked for a number of years as migration & development consultant and as co-founder/managing director of an IT & Manufacturing start up. He is hoping to continue to contribute with his mixed set of skills and life experience to the social cause of Tap Social Movement - helping offenders and ex-offenders with employability.
Sophie Manning, impact consultant
Sophie began her career as a management consultant working at Accenture on large-scale digital projects before moving to impact investing with a grant-giving foundation. Since then Sophie has worked with organisations large and small in youth work, social mobility and healthcare, advising on the best ways to define, measure and improve their social impact. She is currently the director of Outspoken Sex Ed, a social enterprise which supports parents and schools in effective and open child sex education.