MBO of InfoSec People

InfoSec People announces successful completion of a Management Buyout (MBO), resulting in the transfer of ownership from CEO Chris Dunning-Walton to Managing Director Benjamin Craig CISMP.

Chris Dunning-Walton and Benjamin Craig

InfoSec People, a leading cybersecurity recruitment company, is pleased to announce the successful completion of a Management Buyout (MBO), resulting in the transfer of ownership from CEO Chris Dunning-Walton to Managing Director Ben Craig. This strategic transition marks an exciting new chapter for InfoSec People, leveraging the expertise and vision of Ben Craig to continue the company’s growth and success.


Under the leadership of Chris Dunning-Walton, InfoSec People has flourished over the past 15 years, expanding its team to over 20 professionals and achieving an impressive annual turnover of £7 million. As a testament to Chris’s dedication and commitment, InfoSec People has become a renowned name in the cybersecurity recruitment sector. Now, with the MBO in place, Chris will continue to support the company’s progress as a Board Advisor, alongside Strategic Advisor, David Clayden, and Board Advisors Mark Schiller and Buck Rogers.


Ben Craig’s journey with InfoSec People began six years ago when he joined as a Senior Consultant. Demonstrating exceptional talent and a deep understanding of the industry, Ben swiftly rose through the ranks, eventually assuming the role of Head of Contract. In April 2022, Ben was appointed as Managing Director, making him the ideal candidate to spearhead InfoSec People’s future growth and development.


Expressing his enthusiasm for this new phase, Ben Craig stated, “I am absolutely delighted to take on the ownership of InfoSec People. The company has been instrumental in my professional growth and has fostered a supportive environment that goes beyond business development. Chris’s three core values ‘Do the right things’, ‘Add Value’, and ‘Be the best you can be’ align closely with my personal beliefs and will remain at the forefront of our operations. I am committed to upholding those values as we embark on an ambitious journey together.”


As the new owner of InfoSec People, Ben Craig aims to enhance the company’s services and solidify its position as the go-to partner for Cyber and Emerging Technologies Recruitment in the UK. Focusing on building strong relationships and providing unparalleled support to clients and candidates, Ben and his team are dedicated to delivering exceptional results.

Chris Dunning-Walton expressed his confidence in Ben’s leadership, saying, “I have no doubt that under Ben’s guidance, InfoSec People will continue to flourish and thrive. I would like to extend my gratitude to everyone who has been a part of our journey thus far. While this marks the end of one chapter, it is only the beginning of an exciting new era. I am thrilled to support Ben and the entire team as they work towards making InfoSec People the premier cybersecurity recruitment business in the UK.”


InfoSec People is poised for continued success, driven by the shared commitment and passion of its team members. With Ben Craig at the helm, the company is ready to embrace new opportunities and elevate its service offerings to meet the evolving demands of the cybersecurity and recruitment industries.

InfoSec People is a boutique cyber security and IT recruitment consultancy, built by genuine experts. We were founded with one goal in mind: to inspire people to find the careers that inspire them. With the success of companies fundamentally driven by the quality of their people, acquiring and retaining talent has never been more important. We believe that recruitment, executed effectively, elevates and enables your business to prosper.

We also understand that cyber and information security recruitment can genuinely change people’s lives, that’s why we take the duty of care to those we represent very seriously. All our actions are underpinned by our core values:

  • Always do the right thing
  • Be the best we can be
  • Add value

We work with businesses in the cyber/tech arena, from start-ups and scale-ups to FTSE100 and central Government, many of whom are always looking for great people.

Call us directly on 01242 507100 to discuss opportunities or email info@infosecpeople.co.uk.