The head of EY’s cyber security, privacy, and technology practice for EMEA Mike Maddison (pictured) will take over from Palser who will remain CEO until mid-June to support the handover.
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.”
Maddison previously led PwC’s Risk Services practice across the Middle East and was head of Deloitte’s cyber security consultancy in EMEA for ten years.
He will join the board on 1 August.
In the six-week interim period, Chris Stone, non-executive chair, will become executive chair.
Maddison added he is “looking forward” to take on the role.
“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.”