Appointed Non-executive Chairman in March 2010; Non-executive Director between June 2009 and February 2010.
Chairman of the Nominations Committee; Member of the Risk & CSR Committee and Remuneration Committee.
Mark is a Non-executive Director of Reed Elsevier Group plc (and is also Chairman of its Remuneration Committee), Reed Elsevier NV and G4S plc. He was previously General Manager of IBM Europe, Middle East and Africa and sat on IBM’s Worldwide Management Council. The Board considers that Mark’s extensive experience in the technology services sector, in the US and Europe, together with his exposure to a variety of industry sectors on the boards of FTSE listed companies, is a valuable asset to the Group in terms of leadership and of addressing the strategic issues that affect the Group.
Chief Executive Officer
Appointed Chief Executive Officer in November 2009.
Member of the Risk & CSR Committee, Nominations Committee and Security Committee.
Leo was Chief Executive Officer of De La Rue plc between 2005 and 2009. He was previously Chief Operating Officer of Invensys plc’s Production Management Division and before that spent 16 years with Honeywell Inc., in a variety of senior management roles in the USA, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He was formerly a Non-executive Director of Tomkins plc.
Chief Financial Officer
Appointed Chief Financial Officer in August 2008.
Member of the Risk & CSR Committee and Security Committee.
David was previously deputy Chief Financial Officer of Logica plc. He was also Chief Financial Officer of Logica’s international division, covering operations in North America, Australia, the Middle East and Asia and, before that, was the Group Financial Controller. His earlier experience includes various roles with CMG plc, Rio Tinto plc and Price Waterhouse. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales.
Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Non-executive Director
Appointed Non-executive Director in November 2011. Appointed Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Non-executive Director in February 2012.
Member of the Audit Committee, Risk & CSR Committee, Nominations Committee, Remuneration Committee and Security Committee.
Michael was appointed Chairman of BBA Aviation plc in June 2007, having joined the Board in February 2005. He is also Chairman of Ricardo plc. He was previously Chairman of Vitec Group plc and a Director of Williams plc where, at the time of the demerger in 2000, he became Chairman of Kidde plc. The Board considers that Michael’s wealth of operational and corporate experience will enable him to make a significant contribution to the Board.
Appointed Non-executive Director in February 2003.
Chairman of the Risk & CSR Committee and Security Committee; Member of the Audit Committee, Nominations Committee and Remuneration Committee.
Colin is currently on the Board of the Royal Mint and Chair of its Audit Committee. He has held senior posts in Government, including Managing Director of the Cabinet Office, from 2003 until his retirement in 2006. He was previously Finance Director of the MOD, and was responsible for QinetiQ’s privatisation. Notwithstanding that Colin has served on the Board for more than nine years, the Board still considers that he remains independent in character and judgement. Further, the Board considers that Colin’s extensive knowledge of the development of QinetiQ, together with his in-depth understanding of the working of Government, continue to provide a unique insight into the issues Government faces in delivering its procurement objectives and in partnering with industry suppliers.
Appointed Non-executive Director in October 2005.
Chairman of the Remuneration Committee; Member of the Audit Committee, Risk & CSR Committee and Nominations Committee.
Noreen is a member of the Board of Credit Suisse Group (Zurich) and Chair of its UK regulated subsidiaries. She is a Non-executive Director of Newmont Mining Corporation (Denver), where she is Chair of the Audit Committee. From 2005 through 2012 she served on the Board of Rexam plc, where she was Chair of the Finance Committee. She was First Vice President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). Before EBRD, she worked in corporate finance and leveraged financing at Bankers Trust Company (now Deutsche Bank). The Board considers that Noreen’s extensive international business experience, particularly in corporate finance, risk management and banking, is of significant benefit to the Board.
Admiral Sir James Burnell-Nugent
Appointed Non-executive Director in April 2010.
Member of the Audit Committee, Risk & CSR Committee, Remuneration Committee, Nominations Committee and Security Committee.
Sir James commanded the aircraft carrier HMS Invincible and three other ships and submarines during a 37-year career in the Royal Navy that culminated in his appointment as Commander-in-Chief Fleet. Between operational duties he held several positions at the MOD and gained cross-Whitehall experience while on secondment to HM Treasury. The Board considers that Sir James’ expertise in the Government contracting domain, particularly with the UK MOD and HM Treasury, is highly beneficial in the context of QinetiQ’s Government-sourced operations.
Appointed Non-executive Director in October 2010.
Chairman of the Audit Committee; Member of the Risk & CSR Committee, Nominations Committee, Remuneration Committee and Security Committee.
Paul is currently a Non-executive Director and Audit Committee Chair at Royal Mail Holdings plc. He is also a Director of Naked Energy Ltd and Knowledge Peers plc and a Trustee of Pilotlight. He was previously Senior Independent Director of Taylor Nelson Sofres plc, a Non-executive Director of Thomson SA and Tangent Communications plc, and has also been Group Finance Director of Carlton Communications plc and LASMO plc. The Board considers that Paul brings a broad range of experience in finance and corporate governance from a cross-section of industries, all of which leverage technology.