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Rob Cotton

Non-executive Chair, advisor and investor, NCC Group

Rob Cotton transformed NCC Group from being a small general IT company to the world’s leading cyber security consultancy and software escrow provider. On the journey from a £5m buyout, employing less than 100 people through to a £1bn FTSE250 company £230m revenue, he acquired and integrated 20 different companies, in the UK, Europe and the US and employed almost 2,000 members of staff through over 30 offices globally. Having led the Group for 17 years he stepped down in March 2017 and now acts as non-executive Chair, advisor and investor.

A chartered accountant by trade, with a background in business transformation, Rob has found success in sectors as diverse as building management privatisation, motor retail, mobile telecoms and security consultancy. As he is lifelong Manchester United fan he is proud to call Manchester his home town.