PROFESSOR STEFAN ALLESCH-TAYLOR CBE
Group Chairman DOCASA, Inc.
Chairman & CEO
Stefan, is a London-based financier, entrepreneur, charity chair, educator and philanthropist, with over 25 years’ experience of business startups, turnarounds and public companies. He has served on Boards in Europe and the USA as CEO, Chairman or Senior Non-Executive Director on both public and private companies.
Director DOCASA, Inc.
Matthew Gill has been an executive director and an investor of a number of organisations, both public and private over the last 15 years in the United Kingdom. He has worked principally in corporate start-ups and turnarounds as a strategic advisor in a variety of sectors, including property, technology, food retail and financial services, helping to arrange finance when necessary.
CEO DOCASA, Inc.
Head of Strategy
Ashley Lopez is a Chicago native who studied in Minnesota and subsequently in London. She became a Director of Department of Coffee and Social Affairs in March 2012. After spending a year heading up Human Resources, Ashley moved to Chief Operating Officer…
Director and Chief Operating Officer
Jack is a Senior Retail Operations and Commercial Manager with over 10 years of experience in the retail sector, delivering business efficiency in-store and driving new initiatives.
Director DOCASA, Inc.
Phillip is a Board level CFO with a demonstrable track record of influencing strategic decisions within fast growth mid-market organisations that are expanding via a buy-and-build or international expansion.
Director of Concept Delivery
Rachel has over 9 years senior experience in leading the expansion, product and concept extension plans for brands in the UK and internationally.
Non Executive Director & Chairman of the Marketing & Customer Engagement Committee
Rupert was educated at Oxford Brookes University and Cranfield School of Management. He is currently Head of Marketing Communications at Waitrose, the UK’s premium food retailer with annual sales in excess of £6 billion, 91,000 staff in 350 locations.
Head of Marketing
Adam is an innovative and exciting marketeer and problem solver. He started his career managing and owning businesses in the on-trade sector in Oxford at the age of 19 after moving there to study.
Senior Non-Executive Director & Chairman of the Finance Committee
Michael Chuter is a Fellow of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Institute of Internal Auditors, with board level experience across the public, private and third sectors.
Manan holds an MSc in Finance from London Metropolitan University and a Bachelor degree in Advance Accounting & Auditing.
James is from Sheffield and went on to study in Leeds and Glasgow. James joined Department of Coffee and Social Affairs in June 2012, overseeing operations and logistics. He was appointed to the Board of Directors…
Head of Operations (Regional)
Justin is an Operations Manager with over 12 years of experience in every area of hospitality working in both the branded and independent sectors.
Head Roaster, Head of Coffee
Originally from Zimbabwe, Dumo moved to London at the age of 9. When not behind the roaster or in the cupping lab Dumo is…
Roastery Operations Manager
Rick Tipton, hails from the quietude of the West Midlands countryside. His first cup of coffee was from a vending machine at a mechanics, as a young boy…
Digital Marketing Manager
Benjamin made his way across the pond from Seattle, Washington, USA in September 2016 and is in his 20th year in the coffee industry. Department of Coffee was the perfect fit...
Minister Without Portfolio
Richard founded TAP Coffee from his kitchen table, much like the TAP Brand itself, now joins the team. His experience spans 15 years in the service industry…