QinetiQ has announced the appointment of two independent Non-Executive Directors to its Board.
Ross McEwan will join the QinetiQ Board on 1 March 2024, during a transition period from his previous position as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of National Australia Bank Limited (NAB). He has held this position since December 2019 and will officially retire from it on 1 July 2024.
Dina Knight will also join the QinetiQ Board on 1 March 2024, whilst still acting as Chief People Officer of Datatec Group and Logicalis International, accountable for its people operations and strategy.
Upon appointment, Ross and Dina will become members of the Audit, Nominations, Remuneration and Risk & Security Committees.
"I am delighted to be able to announce these two significant appointments, both of which will further strengthen the breadth and depth of skills we have on the Board. Their experience will be invaluable as QinetiQ continues to successfully deliver its strategy while remaining focused on serving the national security interests of our customers in the UK, US and Australia," said Neil Johnson, Chair of QinetiQ.
"Ross brings extensive global business experience at the highest level and his successful track record is recognised in both the UK, where as CEO he transformed RBS/NatWest, and in Australia where since late 2019 he has been CEO of NAB. His intimate knowledge and understanding of the Australian market will be particularly advantageous.
"Equally, I am delighted that Dina will be joining the Board, to eventually succeed Susan Searle. Dina is a seasoned HR professional but will also bring a broad spectrum of corporate strategic experience to the role. I’m grateful to Susan for agreeing to remain as Chair of QinetiQ’s Remuneration Committee, in order to provide an extended handover to Dina before standing down," he said.