David Hallam


Following the acquisition, David assumed a pivotal role on the operational board of the acquiring organisation, contributing significantly to its meteoric rise from a £90Million market cap to an impressive £1Billion. David’s expertise extends to M&A advisory, where he has acted as a Non-Executive Director on the buy-side and sell-side for numerous business transactions.

Specialising in cybersecurity, David has been a trusted advisor to a myriad of organisations, both public and private, at the board and ownership levels. His strategic insights have shaped the direction of various enterprises across multiple industry sectors. He has been instrumental in the conceptualisation and market launch of innovative services and products, further solidifying his reputation as a transformative leader.

In addition to his role at NorthCap Cyber, David serves as a board advisor to a prominent global business listed on both the Frankfurt and USA OTC markets. His multifaceted experience and strategic vision make him an invaluable asset to NorthCap Cyber and its diverse clientele.

Samuel Brown

Managing Partner

Throughout his career to date, Samuel has spearheaded high-stakes, multi-million-pound projects across diverse industries worldwide. His portfolio includes collaborating with national security agencies to architect the UK’s 5G Test Bed capabilities, aiding Middle Eastern governments in the creation of Cybersecurity Centers of Excellence, and designing comprehensive Private Equity Cybersecurity Maturity Programs. He has also been instrumental in guiding clients through secure M&A processes and serving as a vCISO for major global retailers.

Prior to NorthCap Cyber, Samuel served as a Director at a globally recognised, NYSE-listed consultancy firm with over 8,000 employees and $3Billion a year revenue. Leading a Tiger Team of experts across the globe, Samuel spearheaded the EMEA Private Equity Portfolio Cybersecurity services. During his tenure, he revolutionised the implementation of cybersecurity assessment programs for Private Equity and their portfolio of companies, and delivered a range of cybersecurity services across the globe.

Critical Areas of Expertise:
  • Private Equity Portfolio Company Support Programs (incl. preparation for exit)
  • M&A pre-close cyber diligence
  • Cybersecurity Frameworks (NIST CSF, NIST 800-53A, CAF, CIS18, SOC2, ISO27001, IEC 62443, CE+, etc.)
  • Regulatory Compliance Frameworks
  • Training and awareness
  • Risk Management
  • Supply Chain & Vendor Management
  • Incident Response Planning
  • Cyber Attack Tabletop Exercises (TTX)
  • Policy and Procedure Design and Implementation

Robert Wilson

Executive Director

In less than two years Robert has delivered Cyber & IT programmes into Banks, NHS, Police, Legal, Insurance, Construction, Sport, Education and other sectors

Robert has led the implementation of IT systems, technology and processes into the business to allow delivery and growth of key client services with key tasks which also include management of business’ P&L and Finance functions, business growth strategy and IT project management.

Since taking on the role of Managing Director of NorthCap’s sister company, Robert has been overseeing and managing all aspects of the business from Sales, Finance and Operations to enable business growth and revenue generation. He takes on similar responsibilities within NorthCap Cyber working closely with the whole team.

Nick Ashton

Commercial Director

Nick has overseen three periods of transformation and growth.  At Virgin Media Business, in a two year period he was part of the senior leadership team which drove SMB revenue from £10M-£50M and a division of more than 100 people.  At NCC Group, he established a go to market strategy which transformed parts of the UK division increasing revenues from £10M to £50M.  He also started and grew the Large Acquisitions function, which was predominantly focused on Managed Security service, seeing that increase from £4M to £25M in just over a year. 

His experience in growing these practices at Virgin Media Business and NCC Group and networks he has developed have been instrumental in establishing NorthCap Cyber in the Investment and M&A spaces, seeing a growing number of Private Equity Houses partner with us to get on the front foot with understanding, quantifying and managing their risks.

Peter Wood

Delivery Director

including management of the largest data migration programme ever undertaken by the UK Ministry of Defence, earning a Ministerial Commendation for his part in helping the department save £50m in legacy system costs. 

Following the acquisition of SDLC by NCC Group in 2010, Peter moved into operational and commercial management, moving up to Director in 2013, where, among other responsibilities he lead the operational and commercial management of the Web Performance Division. This unit specialised in helping customers realise the benefits of their online presence, by providing actionable insight from their website and mobile applications to help optimise these capabilities and drive increased revenues.

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