QinetiQ Group plc Directorate Change
Non-executive Director Appointment
QinetiQ is pleased to announce that Lawrence (Larry) Prior III will be joining the QinetiQ Board as an independent Non-executive Director of QinetiQ Group plc on 2nd August 2021.
Larry is currently an Operating Executive for the Carlyle Group, where he is focused on the aerospace, defence and government services sectors. Joining Carlyle in 2018, he serves on the boards of three portfolio companies. He is also a Director of Novetta Solutions, an advanced analytics company that has announced their acquisition by Accenture Federal Systems. He also serves on the board and chairs the audit committee at KLDiscovery Inc., a leading provider of eDiscovery, in addition to his role as the Chairman of Two Six Technologies, a US company specialised in advanced technology solutions for critical missions. Larry also serves as an independent Director of Shift5, a venture backed startup that provides security solutions and data analytics for fleet operating technology in the transportation and national security markets.
Larry's most recent executive experience was as President and Chief Executive Officer of CSRA, Inc. where he led a spinout from CSC, a merger with SRA and an IPO on the NYSE in 2015. The company was acquired by General Dynamics in 2018. Previously, he was Executive Vice President and General Manager of CSC's North American Public Sector (NPS) business, providing next-generation technology solutions and mission services to the U.S. Department of Defense, Intelligence Community and FedCiv sectors.
Before joining CSC, Larry held executive leadership positions at BAE Systems Inc., ManTech International, SAIC, LightPointe Communications, High Technology Solutions, the County of San Diego, and TRW. Earlier in his career, he worked as a professional staff member on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and served as an Intelligence Officer in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Larry has a bachelor's degree in Biology from Loyola Marymount University and a master's degree in Security Studies from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.
Neil Johnson, Chairman of QinetiQ Group, said:
"I am delighted that Larry will be joining QinetiQ. He brings a wealth of experience as an experienced executive and non-executive from a breadth sectors including aerospace, defence and government services, IT, and cyber & security. This, combined with his global and US focus, make him ideal to support our progress in becoming an integrated global defence and security company".
9.6.11R and 9.6.13R of the Listing Rules of the UK Listing Authority
This notice is given in fulfilment of the obligation under paragraph 9.6.11R of the Listing Rules. There are no further details that are required to be disclosed in respect of Larry Prior's appointment under paragraph 9.6.13R of the Listing Rules.
Larry Prior's fees will be £55,000 per annum and, in addition, he will receive £10,000 per annum as the senior US Non-executive director, all payable from 2nd August 2021.
QinetiQ (QQ.L) is a leading science and engineering company operating primarily in the defence, security and critical infrastructure markets. We work in partnership with our customers to solve real world problems through innovative solutions delivering operational and competitive advantage. Visit our website www.QinetiQ.com. Follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @QinetiQ. Visit our blog www.QinetiQ- blogs.com.
For further information please contact:
John Haworth, Group Head of Investor Relations: +44 (0) 7920 545841
Jon Messent, Company Secretary: +44 (0) 7825 762309