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Board of directors

Constitution of the board

The major aerospace companies Collins Aerospace, ITP Aero UK, Moog Aircraft Group, Parker Meggitt and Rolls-Royce are permanently represented on the MAA board of directors by senior managers. MAA members elect additional directors for two-year terms. Other directors are appointed to ensure that a variety of expert perspectives from across the Midlands aerospace cluster are brought to bear on board decision-making.

MAA Board Meeting

MAA board meeting

Electing new directors

Three directors were elected to two-year terms of office at the MAA members meeting and AGM held at CBE Plus on 17 November 2022. Re-elected were Samantha Buckton, Managing Director, Buckton Commercial Solutions Ltd and Simon Smith, Business Development Executive, Gardner Aerospace. Wes Allen, Business Development Director, Bromford Group Industries was newly elected, now Sales Director, Accrofab.

We thanked Tim Wilson, Managing Director, Logistics World Limited and Michael Blemmings, Managing Director, Dynamic Aerospace Fabrications Ltd for also standing in the election.

Directors from our major companies

Gareth Bates, Capability Director – Operations & Supply Chain, Actuation Systems, Mechanical Systems, Collins Aerospace

Lisa Charlesworth, Head of Manufacturing, ITP Aero UK

Charlie Burrell, Director Military Programs, Moog Aircraft Group

Tony Allen, Strategy Executive, Rolls-Royce

Elected directors from the supply chain

Wes Allen, Sales Director, Accrofab

Samantha Buckton, Managing Director, Buckton Commercial Solutions Ltd

Craig Fullwood, Operations Director / Co-owner, CCR Ltd

Rob Holmes, Group Head of Business Development, Broadway Group (Chair, MAA Business Development Group)

Stephen Molloy, Aerospace, Defence and Industrials Director, G&P Group Holdings

Simon Smith, Business Development Director, Brookhouse Aerospace

Appointed directors

Annette RothwellDirector, AR Procurement Services 

Robin Hill, Head of Electronics, Collins Aerospace (Chair, MAA Technology Development Group)

Alan Dunbar, President, Darchem Engineering Ltd (Chair, MAA Board)

Tony Tinley, Regional Officer, Unite the Union

Jay Patel, Head of Economic Development, Wolverhampton City Council