Global cyber security expert NCC Group appoints new chief executive

Global cyber security and risk mitigation expert NCC Group has appointed a new chief executive.

Adam Palser will join the Manchester-headquartered group on December 1.

Previously the CEO of NSL Ltd, the public services provider with 3,000 employees, Palser led the successful transformation and sale of the business for its Private Equity owner.

Before that he held a number of senior roles at QinetiQ between 2003 and 2013, including EMEA Business Development Director.

Palser has a First Class degree and a Doctorate in Chemistry from Balliol College, Oxford.

His arrival means Chris Stone, currently Executive Chairman, will become Non-Executive Chairman, and Brian Tenner, currently Interim Chief Executive Officer, will resume his role as Chief Financial Officer.

Stone said: “On behalf of the Board I am delighted to welcome Adam as NCC Group’s new CEO. He comes with a wealth of business experience and a track record of success in the professional services B2B and cyber security sectors. I am confident that NCC Group will flourish under his leadership.”

Palser said: “NCC Group is an exciting business with a wealth of talent in the cyber security and risk space. The $75 billion global cybersecurity industry is growing rapidly as awareness increases of the external threats faced by all organisations; NCC Group is well placed to protect them using its tools, skills and experience.”

“I am very much looking forward to working with Chris, the Board and my new colleagues to ensure that NCC Group can fulfil its potential and play its role in protecting the systems and networks on which modern business and society relies.”