Who are we?

Who are we?

The TAP social thanking platform was launched in January 2019 by parents Sandie and Phillip Curtis whose special needs son Donavan has received outstanding care from the education and healthcare sector over the past 18 years.

We are a group of people who have been overwhelmed by the service we have received in education and healthcare, but have never found an easy way to share our thanks. The realisation is that feedback is often focused on ‘what is wrong’ in an organisation. This led us to create TAP and to make a positive difference, with positive people.

Our Team

Pippa Conolly

Pippa Conolly

Chief Communications and Customer Officer

Pippa has over 20 years experience in local and international business and education which she is bringing to TAP to grow the Australian platform. She has a Master of Law from the Australian National University and is passionate about helping those that deserve that extra bit of thanks and appreciation. She is keen to help organisations engage in the TAP platform so that they may be able to provide a channel for their workers to be thanked.

Richard Stanton

Richard Stanton

Partner Manager

Richard spent two decades working in the financial services industry with a particular interest in ethical investing after completing a degree in Economics at the University of London. Richard now spends his time with TAP Australia raising investment funds to help develop the business to become financially sustainable as by doing so TAP can help deliver its social and financial goals. Richard is enjoying putting ideas of the triple bottom line – that is measuring success by social, environmental, and financial goals – into practice with TAP Australia.

Matt Findel-Hawkins

Matt Findel-Hawkins

Board Member

Matt enjoyed a successful two-decade career in international advertising sales before changing direction in 2013 after a health scare. Matt heads up the technical and strategic development at TAP. Through his work with TAP he has learned that he loves to be building a new business with a true social purpose rather than focusing purely on profit. It feels good to be doing something that improves the well-being of others.

James McLoughlin

James McLoughlin

Commercial Director

James has spent his career working for purpose-driven organisations, both corporates and not-for-profits, all committed to making a positive impact to society. James's role is to develop long-term relationships with corporate partners who share TAP's values, with the combined goal of recognising and rewarding the Unsung Heroes in education and healthcare. As well as onboarding education and healthcare organisations to the TAP platform. Most of all, he appreciates the difference that TAP is making to the health and well-being of those working in education, healthcare and social care.