Ex-RBS/NatWest CEO joins defence tech firm QinetiQ

Ross McEwan

Former RBS/NatWest Group CEO Ross McEwan is to join Farnborough-based QinetiQ, a global defence technology, as a non-executive director.

McEwan will join the QinetiQ Board on March 1, 2024.

He has been chief executive officer and managing director of National Australia Bank Limited (NAB) since December 2019 and, as recently announced, will retire from NAB on July 1, 2024. 

McEwan will become a member of the Audit, Nominations, Remuneration and Risk & Security Committees at QinetiQ.

 QinetiQ chair Neil Johnson said: “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.”