NCC Group appoints its first strategy and transformation director

NCC Group appoints its first strategy and transformation director

NCC Group, a leading independent provider of global cybersecurity and resilience services, is pleased to announce the appointment of Diji Akinwale to the role of Director of Strategy and Transformation with immediate effect.

This new role has been created as the group looks to implement and execute the updated strategy announced on February 2 and Akinwale will report directly to Chief Executive Mike Maddison.

Akinwale joins the group from The Guardian where he served as Group Strategy Director. In this role, Akinwale successfully supported the media group’s international growth while increasing recurring revenue and accelerating the development of its digital offering and capabilities.

In his time at The Guardian, Akinwale was responsible for developing and delivering a plan to generate positive cashflow – a key objective and a milestone The Guardian achieved for the first time in many years in Akinwale’s final full year at the group.

Before The Guardian, Akinwale spent several years at McKinsey where he led digital strategy and transformation projects for clients across sectors including technology, financial services and the public sector.

Maddison commenced his role as Chief Executive of NCC Group on July 7 2022 and on February 2 2023 the group announced the next chapter its strategy which will deliver revenue from a broader service portfolio, addressing the full cybersecurity lifecycle, with deeper presence across sectors.

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