QinetiQ takes on first general counsel

QinetiQ, the former Defence Evaluation Research Agency, has appointed Lynton Boardman (left) as its first general counsel. Boardman joins from agribusiness company Syngenta, where he was head of legal for Europe, Africa and the Middle East. The appointment comes at a critical stage in QinetiQ's development as a flotation is planned in the next two to four years. Boardman will also act as company secretary at meetings of the QinetiQ board and its committees and will ensure implementation of board decisions and corporate governance compliance.