London: Hay Group has appointed Jim Tapper as Managing Director for the UK and Ireland and Cluster Lead for North Europe. Tapper will be responsible for building on Hay Group's success in the region, with a particular focus on showcasing the breadth and depth of the organisation's solutions and services. Tapper succeeds Lesley Wilkin, who has joined Hay Group's global leadership team as Global Managing Director Services. Formerly a managing partner in the Korn Ferry Leadership and Talent Consulting practice, Tapper has over 30 years of consulting experience. He also brings extensive experience in the public and private sectors and has particular expertise in the energy and utilities market.