QinetiQ Group plc, one of the world’s leading defence and security technology companies, is pleased to announce the appointment of David Mellors as Chief Financial Officer. It is anticipated that David will take up his new role with effect from the end of August 2008 when he will also join the QinetiQ Board as an Executive Director.
David, 39, joins from Logica PLC, the IT and business services group where he is the Deputy CFO. Previously he was the CFO of Logica’s International division covering operations in North America, Australia, Middle East and Asia and prior to that the Group Financial Controller. Earlier experience included three years with Rio Tinto PLC and five years with Price Waterhouse. David is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and was educated at Oxford University.
Commenting on his appointment Sir John Chisholm, Chairman of QinetiQ said: “I am delighted that David will be joining QinetiQ. He has extensive experience of working in a PLC environment, knowledge of the technology and services industry and a strong track record of working in overseas markets. On behalf of the Board, I welcome him to QinetiQ and look forward to him making a significant contribution to the development of the Group.”
David joins QinetiQ following the announcement in January 2008 that Doug Webb would be leaving the Group to take up an appointment as Chief Financial Officer at The London Stock Exchange Group plc.