QinetiQ Board Change - Non-Executive Directorate Appointment

21 May 2009
Mark Elliott is appointed to the QinetiQ Board   Mark Elliott is appointed to the QinetiQ Board

QinetiQ Group plc, the international defence and security technology company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Elliott as an independent non-executive director to the QinetiQ Board with effect from 1 June 2009. It is the Board’s intention that Mr Elliott will assume the role of Chairman when Sir John Chisholm retires from the QinetiQ Board at the AGM in 2010. In the interim Mr Elliott will be replacing Dr Peter Fellner who will be stepping down from the Board at the close of the Company’s AGM on 4 August 2009.

Mr Elliott has enjoyed a long and distinguished career with IBM between 1970 and 2008, having occupied a number of senior management positions including General Manager, IBM Europe, Middle East and Africa, where he was responsible for IBM’s operations in over 120 countries. In addition, he sat on IBM’s Worldwide Management Council. He currently serves as non-executive director on the boards of Reed Elsevier Group PLC (in respect of which he is also Chairman of the Remuneration Committee), Reed Elsevier NV and G4S plc.

Commenting on the announcement Sir John Chisholm, Chairman of QinetiQ said: “I’d like to thank Peter for his contribution to the Group over the past five years and would like to wish him well for the future. I’m delighted to welcome Mark to the Board. He is an outstanding candidate, selected from a very high quality field. He has extensive experience in technology based services as well as a broad range of international experience which will be beneficial to the company moving forward. In addition, his non executive directorships at two UK plcs gives him a formidable base from which to contribute to QinetiQ’s future growth.”

There are no other matters requiring disclosure under LR 9.6.13.

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QinetiQ Board Change - Non-Executive Directorate Appointment