MetaCompliance Announces Leadership Transition: James Mackay Assumes CEO Role, Robert O’Brien Continues as Chief Evangelist

October 3, 2023

MetaCompliance, a leading player in the compliance and cyber security industry, is delighted to announce a strategic leadership transition effective immediately. James Mackay, previously the Chief Operating Officer (COO) with seven years of experience at MetaCompliance, will take on the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Meanwhile, Robert O’Brien, the former CEO and a recognised thought leader in the cyber security industry, will continue to contribute to the organisation as a Board Member and the Chief Evangelist.

In his new capacity as CEO, James Mackay will lead MetaCompliance in its mission to communicate the company’s unique personalised security awareness message to the cyber security market. Additionally, he will guide the company through its continued successful scaling and in executing its global go-to-market strategy.

Robert O’Brien expressed his enthusiasm for his new role as Chief Evangelist, stating, “I’m excited to take on the role of Chief Evangelist for MetaCompliance. This change allows me to focus my efforts on advocating for the importance of supporting employees and management in navigating today’s digital risk landscape. I am confident that James’s leadership will drive MetaCompliance to new heights.

As Chief Evangelist, Robert O’Brien will continue to share his practical insights and engage with industry leaders, customers, and stakeholders to promote the significance of cyber security vigilance. Key to the company’s message is the importance of personalised security awareness in driving employee engagement.

James Mackay is committed to building on MetaCompliance’s strong foundation and taking the organisation to new levels of success. He stated, “I am honoured to assume the role of CEO and lead MetaCompliance into its next phase of growth. Our team remains dedicated to delivering innovative solutions that empower organisations to protect their people and data while executing on our global go-to-market strategy.

MetaCompliance, a leader in people-based cyber security solutions, is highly regarded in the industry for its unique personalised security awareness solutions, driving employee engagement and demonstrating compliance. Under James’s leadership, the company will continue to drive innovation and expand its reach within the cyber security market.