Tessa Kerrich-Walker is Partner & Chief Management Officer (CMO) at DAMSON Group. She specializes is the field of Learning & Development Strategy Consulting and Implementation. Tessa is best at partnering with businesses to develop and deliver learning strategy to drive business outcomes. To this end, Tessa believes learning should be engaging, agile, blended with ways of work, and fit for purpose. Against a backdrop of change and transformation in driving a learning-as-work culture, Tessa has worked with business heads (including CEO, COO, and CLO/CPO) to drive performance.

Tessa graduated from the Rhodes University School of Journalism to pursue corporate learning and development. She specialized in the financial services and mining sectors but pursue opportunities in the startup space, organizational learning & development and strategic consulting. Prior to Rhodes University, she also graduated in Journalism from University of Pretoria.

Her career spans inspirational pathways to work as Facilitator and Coach at FNB South Africa, as New venture business analysis, design, and implementation at Calibur, as Learning Consultant and Instructional Designer with LRMG, as Instructional designer at The IQ Business Group, Inc, and as Learning designer with Hi-Performance Learning. Her journalism career includes positions as Journalist & Sub editor at Grocott's Mail, Journalist with SA Career Focus, and had special assignments with SABC News.

Everything Tea is Tessa's Ecommerce sales and marketing strategy, B2B relationship management, sales venture, which she founded in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Tessa also won the Top Celebrator award at The Andrew Mellon Foundation Scholarship.