Press release -
Mike Maddison appointed Chief Executive Officer of NCC Group
NCC Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Maddison as Chief Executive Officer following Adam Palser’s decision to step down after more than four and a half years in the role.
Mike is currently head of EY’s cyber security, privacy, and trusted technology practice for EMEA, a role he has held since 2017. During that time Mike has successfully delivered strong growth across the 97 countries in the region and reinforced EY’s position as a leading Cyber Security adviser. Previously he led PwC’s Risk Services practice across the Middle East and before that was head of Deloitte’s cyber security consultancy in EMEA for ten years where he also drove significant growth.
Mike will join the Board on 1 August 2022. Adam will remain as CEO until mid-June and will remain available to support an orderly handover. In the six-week interim period, Chris Stone, Non-Executive Chair will become Executive Chair.
Chris Stone, Chair, said: “On behalf of everyone at NCC Group, I would like to thank Adam for the enormous contribution he has made. He has managed an extremely successful turnaround in the business, professionalised it and brought it to a place where it has significant opportunity for future growth. We wish him every success in the future.”
“Meanwhile I am delighted that someone with Mike’s knowledge of the cyber security markets and impressive track record has agreed to join us. With his skills I am confident that NCC Group will be able to build on the momentum it is already seeing across its markets, providing clients with the support and peerless technical knowledge they need in these enormously uncertain times. We are all very much looking forward to welcoming him and working with him. It is good to be able to make this change whilst the business is growing so strongly.”
Adam Palser said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at NCC Group and leave safe in the knowledge that its prospects have been transformed over the past four and a half years. The Group now has a great opportunity to grow by offering its unmatched skills to a blue-chip client base at a time when cyber risk has never been higher.”
Mike Maddison added: “I would like to thank Chris and the Board for this opportunity to lead NCC Group. Throughout my career as a cyber security specialist, I have always admired NCC Group for its enormous range of skills and experience. I am very much looking forward to working with my new colleagues and leading the ceaseless fight against cyber-crime.”
About NCC Group
NCC Group exists to make the world safer and more secure.
As global experts in cyber security and risk mitigation, NCC Group is trusted by over 14,000 customers to protect their most critical assets from the ever-changing threat landscape.
With the company's knowledge, experience, and investment in research and innovation, it is best placed to help organisations assess, develop and manage their cyber resilience posture.
With circa 2,000 colleagues in 12 countries, NCC Group has a significant market presence in North America, Europe and the UK, and a rapidly growing footprint in Asia Pacific with offices in Australia, Japan and Singapore.