Steve Boughton

Global Operations Director

Steve is responsible for the operational efficiency and effectiveness of the Group around the world. He joined the business in March 2018 and previously served as Managing Director of QinetiQ's technical advisory business, leading software and service subsidiaries in the UK, Canada and Australia. Most recently Steve was the Chief Operating Officer of the NSL group, supporting the business through its sale in 2017.

Suzy Cross

General Counsel and Company Secretary

Suzy joined the Group in January 2018. Suzy has over 20 years' legal experience and is a trusted adviser to the Board. Suzy previously served as General Counsel in Dechra Pharmaceuticals plc, Victrex plc and Speedy Hire plc, all groups listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange. As a qualified solicitor, Suzy is able to execute the role of Company Secretary by advising the Board on governance issues and the regulatory environment.

Yvonne Harley

Group Head of Communications

Yvonne joined the Group in July 2018. With over 25 years in communications, Yvonne has international experience across a wide range of industry sectors including broadcasting, telecommunications, finance, oil and gas, and shipping. Former roles include Head of Communications roles at V.Group, BP and Castrol. Her experience and education covers the whole spectrum of stakeholder management – from public affairs to employee engagement and media relations.

Robert Horton

Global Head of Assurance Delivery

Rob joined the Group in 2008 and has managed and grown security consulting services in the Assurance division, as well as overseeing the integration of a number of the acquired security consulting companies into the Group. Rob was a director of NGS Software, a security consulting company he co-founded, from its formation in 2001 through to its acquisition by and successful integration into the Group.

Daniel Liptrott

Managing Director, Escrow

Daniel is responsible for the management and strategic development of the Escrow division globally. Daniel joined the Group in November 2013 from private practice where he had been a corporate partner at a number of international law firms. From 2006 until 2013 he was the Group's outside counsel at Eversheds LLP and advised on a range of issues including its move to the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange in 2007 and each of the Group's subsequent acquisitions until 2013.

Erik Ploegmakers

Managing Director, Assurance Netherlands (also known as Fox-IT)

Erik is responsible for the end-to-end functioning of Fox-IT in the Netherlands. He is a Master of Law (criminal law and eLaw) and after his studies, he became a digital forensic expert at Fox-IT, after which he managed the lawful interception department of the company. After this division was acquired by NetScout Systems, Erik joined PwC and led the Cyber security consulting practice in Amsterdam. He then joined KPN, where he held the position of Managing Director Security Services. In 2018 he returned to Fox-IT as Managing Director.

Nick Rowe

Managing Director, Assurance North America

Nick joined the company in 2009 and held positions in both sales and delivery leadership, initially in the UK Assurance division. With 20 years experience working in professional services, he specialises in the complex people and operational challenges of fast paced, high tech consulting teams.

Following a series of acquisitions in North America, Nick relocated to California in 2013 to focus on managing the complexities of business integration and establishing the Group's North American operations. Currently as Managing Director of the North American Assurance division, he is responsible for the continued growth and execution of the Groups strategy in the region.

Shane Slater

Group Sales and Marketing Director

Having joined the Group in July 2018 Shane has responsibility for Group level sales and marketing activities while also supporting the regional business units to meet their sales goals and objectives. Prior to joining NCC Group, Shane was the Sales and Marketing Director for V.Group, the world's largest ship management company. He also has over 15 years' experience as a Sales Director in the defence and security space including sales management for a cyber business. Shane comes from a technology background with IBM and also has start-up experience.

Tomas Sorensen Boye

Managing Director, Assurance Europe (FortConsult)

Tomas is the Group's Managing Director in Denmark, responsible for the European market for Assurance. He joined the Company in 2016 as Commercial Director and took up the position of Managing Director in April 2018. Over a 25-year career in the technology industry, Tomas has focused heavily on increasing the value that various products and services bring to customers. Prior to NCC Group, Tomas has held senior roles within KiSS Technology, Cisco and GreenWave Systems.

Ian Thomas

Managing Director, Assurance UK and RoW

Ian joined NCC Group in December 2018 and is responsible for the Group's UK and RoW Assurance division. Prior to that he was UK MD at Sopra Steria for two and a half years, following a successful Interim career working for a number of global businesses and Private Equity backed firms, in Managing Director and Sales Director positions. He was at Cable&Wireless for eight years, where he ran Global Service Assurance and the Wholesale and Public Sector divisions. Ian's early career includes 14 years at British Airways running contact centres and offshore operations.

Colin Watt

Global Chief People Officer

Colin is the Global Chief People Officer for NCC Group. He is responsible for the human resources team across the Group.

Prior to joining NCC Group, Colin was the Director of Employee Engagement and Relations at Shop Direct, the online digital retailer. He previously held a number of senior leadership roles in Telefonica's O2UK, Research, European and Global HR teams and Co-operative Financial Services.

Ollie Whitehouse

Global Chief Technical Officer

Ollie Whitehouse is responsible for the Group's technical strategy and research and development functions. In a career spanning more than 20 years Ollie has worked in a variety of cyber security consultancy, applied research and management roles for firms including BlackBerry and Symantec. He is named on eight patents at two firms for inventions in cyber security and is the author of numerous whitepapers. Ollie is an independent research and science advisor to the UK government on matters of cyber security.