QinetiQ US Announces William King as General Counsel


Lorton, Virginia – January 5, 2023 — QinetiQ US, a leading defense company providing mission-critical solutions to create, test, and use the latest technologies to deliver real world advantages, announced today that William King has joined the company as General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer. In this role, he will be responsible for managing the organization’s legal matters and advising on issues including legal rights, new and existing laws, government and commercial contracting, ethics, business controls, proposals, data rights, and program-related disputes.

William King, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer for QinetiQ US

Bill has more than 20 years of legal experience with large organizations such as IBM, Acuity International, and NISC Holdings. He has served as General Counsel, corporate lawyer, and advisor to executives, boards, and management, and has deep experience in government contracts. Prior to his Legal career, Bill served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force Reserve for more than two decades.

Bill’s combination of multifaceted legal experience and government acumen will provide guidance across compliance, M&A, integration, and legal best practices,” said Shawn Purvis, President and CEO of QinetiQ US. “We are excited to welcome him to QinetiQ US.

Prior to joining QinetiQ US Bill led the legal department at Acuity International, where he managed legal business integration and provided mission-oriented legal advice and guided business leaders through practical, legally sound strategies to manage risk and thrive in challenging markets and geographies.

QinetiQ US is a dynamic company with a strong growth trajectory, and I am honored to be joining this innovative, energetic team,” said Bill. “I look forward to working together to contribute to the company’s performance and customer and partner relationships.

About QinetiQ US

QinetiQ US is a leading defense and security company in the United States providing mission-led innovation at pace. We support our customers worldwide with mission-critical solutions to create, test, and use the latest technologies to deliver real world advantage. QinetiQ US operates as the U.S. arm of QinetiQ Group PLC (QQ.LSE), a global integrated defense and security company focused on innovation for defense, security and civil customers around the world. QinetiQ’s U.S. employees are based predominantly in Virginia and Massachusetts and operate under a Special Security Agreement (SSA) with the U.S. Defense Counterintelligence & Security Agency (DCSA). We are creating new ways of protecting what matters most; testing technologies, systems, and processes to make sure they work as expected; and enabling customers to deploy new and enhanced-existing capabilities with the assurance they will deliver the outcomes required. Please visit our website at and follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook @QinetiQUS.