QinetiQ Group has named Shawn Purvis as president and CEO of QinetiQ US, effective February 16, 2022. Purvis is currently a member of the executive leadership team and corporate vice president at Northrop Grumman Corporation.
Purvis leads Northrop Grumman’s enterprise services sector, responsible for global cybersecurity, operations and next generation digitization including digital design for engineering, production and manufacturing operations. Over the course of 25+ years of P&L responsibilities, she has led billion-dollar organizations in the areas of defense, intelligence and cybersecurity technical solutions in support of the warfighter and intelligence customers both domestic and global, achieving organic revenue growth and margin improvement year over year. Her experience also includes the functional integration of a multibillion-dollar acquisition. As CEO of QinetiQ US, Purvis will be responsible for the complete operations of the business while transforming QinetiQ US into a world class provider of innovative defense and security solutions.
Her extensive experience includes strategic, financial, engineering, operations and customer focused leadership positions within Lockheed Martin, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and Northrop Grumman. She holds a Master of Science (MSc) in Information Systems and was named as one of the Top 25 Executives to Watch in 2020/2021 by Washington Exec and a first time WASH100 winner in 2021. Purvis will join QinetiQ’s Global Leadership Team led by Steve Wadey, QinetiQ’s Group CEO and also join the QinetiQ Inc. Board.
“I am incredibly honored and excited to be given the opportunity to lead the talented and dedicated people who make up our QinetiQ US business, as we continue to deliver mission critical sensing and robotic capabilities for the US warfighter,” Purvis said. “With an ambition to build a disruptive mid-tier company in the US through both organic growth and strategy-led acquisitions, I am focused on driving both strong operational performance and executing on our growth strategy for the medium and long term.”