Crossword Cybersecurity has appointed Sean Arrowsmith as its new group sales director.

The London firm focuses solely on cyber security and risk.

Arrowsmith comes with 20 years of sales experience in cyber/information security and technology. He was previously group sales director at IRM Ltd, the cyber centre of global innovation and engineering consulting firm Altran Technologies.

In addition, Dr Robert Coles has taken on the role as non-executive chair of Crossword Consulting, the group’s consulting subsidiary. Dr Coles’ current role is chair of its advisory board.

Jake Holloway, formerly business development director, is now full-time chief product officer.

Rob Johnson is leaving the company after two years as COO and will not be replaced.

CEO Tom Ilube said: “With Sean and Robert on board, alongside our current executive team, we have the right people in place to scale up in 2020.

“Sean is a 20-year tech and cyber sales veteran with a proven track record. Robert will bring his consulting experience, as lead partner at KPMG, to our consulting business as chair.

“I am delighted to have two such powerful leaders join our team.”