Manchester's NCC Group has appointed Adam Palser as its new chief executive.

The cyber security and risk mitigation firm said Palser’s wealth of experience and track record of success in the professional services B2B and cyber sectors make him “a great fit” for the company.

He will take up his new role on 1 December.

"On behalf of the board I am delighted to welcome Adam as NCC Group’s new CEO," said executive chairman Chris Stone.

"He 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 added: "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.

"I am very much looking forward to working with Chris, the Board and my new colleagues to ensure that NCC Group can fulfil its potential and play its role in protecting the systems and networks on which modern business and society relies."

Palser was previously chief executive of public services provider NSL Ltd, which had over 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. Prior to that, Adam had responsibility for QinetiQ’s cyber, information warfare and professional services businesses.

NCC Group will report its half-year financial results for the six months to 30 November 2017 on 16 January 2018.