– UK, Manchester – NCC Group plc (LSE:NCC), the independent global cyber security and risk mitigation expert, has appointed Chris Stone as Executive Chairman with effect from 6 April 2017. It is intended that he will become non executive once a chief executive has been appointed.

Paul Mitchell will step down from his role as Non Executive Chairman on 6 April 2017 and will leave the company at the end of May, as previously announced.

Chris is the Chairman of AIM listed CityFibre plc, the national alternative provider of wholesale fibre network infrastructure. He has also held various non executive director and chief executive roles of listed and private equity backed technology companies, including being a non executive director of CSR plc from 2012 until its acquisition by Qualcomm in 2015.

He was CEO of Northgate Information Solutions plc, a UK listed company, from 1999 to 2011. He led the transformation of this software and services business from a small domestic player to a global leader. From 2013 to 2016, he was CEO of Radius Worldwide, a provider of software and services to support high growth companies establish and manage international operations.

Debbie Hewitt, Senior Independent Director, said: “Chris has excellent credentials and a tremendous track record in the technology sector. He brings the necessary leadership skills and capabilities to take this international business forward, covering all aspects of the strategic review.”

Chris Stone said: “I am very excited by the opportunity to help NCC Group re-establish its track record of growth. The strong growth drivers in the cyber security and risk mitigation markets, our leading market positions and the deep domain expertise of our people, creates a great platform from which to grow the business. I look forward to working with the team to help make that happen.”

For more information : https://www.nccgroup.trust/uk

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