Palser to step in as new CEO at NCC

Manchester-based NCC Group, the global cyber security and risk mitigation group, has announced that Adam Palser will be its new chief executive, starting on Friday (December 1).

Palser was previously the chief executive of NSL, the public services provider, which had more than 3,000 employees.

He joined NSL in 2015 and led the successful transformation and sale of the business for its private equity owner, leaving in March, 2017.

Before that he held a number of senior roles at QinetiQ between 2003 and 2013, most recently as EMEA business development director.

Listed NCC said current executive chairman Chris Stone will become non-executive chairman and current interim chief executive Brian Tenner will resume his role as chief financial officer.

Stone said: “Adam 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 $75bn 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.”