Richard Tapp is a Solicitor and Chartered Governance Professional.
He has held General Counsel and Company Secretary roles in FTSE-100 and -250 companies for more than 20 years, building integrated legal teams internationally. He is the architect of a multi-award-winning legal services business which now forms part of a Magic Circle law firm.
Richard currently consults with law firms, in-house legal teams and alternative legal providers on a range of in-house legal, alternative legal services, and legal innovation issues. He has authored The Future of the In-House Lawyer and The In-House Lawyers’ Toolkit (both Law Society Publishing) and Managing External Legal Resources (ICSA Publishing). He is a winner of the FT Innovative Lawyers’ Award for European In-House Lawyer of the Year, and a member of the Company Secretaries’ Forum, which acts as an advisory group on governance matters to ICSA, the Chartered Governance Institute.
He serves as a trustee of a number of charitable bodies, and as a member of advisory committees in his professional sphere.