IT security firm NCC Group has appointed Inge Bryan as managing director for its continental European operations, which includes Fox-IT and the former Fort Consult brand.

The appointment, effective from 2021, sees Bryan  join the Group Executive Committee.

Bryan is currently part of the cyber security leadership team with Deloitte Risk Advisory, securing the critical infrastructure of The Netherlands, including central government.

She has previously held roles with the National Police and the General Intelligence and Security Service of the Netherlands and served as Home Affairs Counsellor in the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Paris.

In 2019 she was listed in the top 100 most influential women in the Netherlands and one of the 50 most inspiring Women in Tech.

Adam Palser, NCC Group chief executive officer, said: “I am delighted to welcome Inge to NCC Group. She brings a wealth of cyber and security experience to NCC Group and has deep understanding of critical role cyber security plays in protecting society. We have ambitious growth plans for our continental European business and I look forward to working with Inge as we continue to grow our business.”

Robert Horton will continue to manage the continental European business on an interim basis until Inge joins in January.

Tomas Sorensen-Boye, managing director of the former Fort Consult business based in Copenhagen, has decided to step down and pursue other opportunities but will remain an advisor to the European business.

Adam adds: “I’d like to thank Tomas for his exceptional leadership and the commitment in growing our brand in the Nordics as well as the rest of Europe. I’m pleased that he will continue to provide his expert advice to the European business and am sure he’ll be a great support to Inge as she settles into her new role.”