Board of directors

Constitution of the board

The major aerospace companies Collins Aerospace, Meggitt, Moog Aircraft Group 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 meets 2013

MAA board meeting

MAA chair and vice chair

Our chair and vice chair are David Danger and Peter Smith. David also chairs the MAA Finance Committee.

David Danger MAA Chair

David Danger, Managing Director, Materials and Non-Destructive Testing, Intertek

Peter Smith MAA Vice Chair 2

Peter Smith, Chairman and Chief Executive, Nasmyth Group 

Electing new directors

We announced the names of one newly elected director and two directors returned to the MAA board for two year terms of office at the MAA members meeting and AGM on 14 November 2018 kindly hosted by MAA member Solihull College.

The new director is David Whiffin. David Danger, Managing Director, Materials and Non-Destructive Testing, Intertek and Peter Smith, Chairman and Chief Executive, Nasmyth Group were re-elected.


Directors from our four major companies

Steve McMulkin, Group Quality Manager, Meggitt, Coventry, Birmingham, Shepshed

Stuart Mclachlan, Group Vice President & General Manager, Aircraft Control Components Sector, Moog Aircraft Group, Wolverhampton

Wendy Stopher, Head of Group Purchasing, Rolls-Royce, Birmingham & Derby

Lisa Swan, Operations Director and Site Lead, Collins Aerospace - Actuation Systems, Wolverhampton

Elected directors from the supply chain

Peter Bruch, Managing Director, AE Aerospace, Birmingham

Stephen Cheetham, Managing Director, PK Engineering, Hereford

David Danger (MAA Chair), Managing Director, Materials and Non-Destructive Testing, Intertek, Derby

Alan Duffield, General Manager, Winbro Advanced Machining, Winbro Group Technologies Limited, Coalville

Peter Smith (MAA Vice Chair), Chairman and Chief Executive, Nasmyth Group, Coventry and Pinxton

David Whiffin, Managing Director, OdiliaClark, Derby

Appointed directors

Alan Dunbar (Chair, MAA Business Development Group), Group Vice President, Business Development, Bromford Industries

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

Neil Holmes, Managing Director, Columbia Precision

Jay Patel, Head of Economic Development, Wolverhampton City Council

TBC, Councillor, Derby City Council

Annette Rothwell (Chair, MAA Supply Chain Performance Group), Procurement and Supply Chain Director, BAE Systems Maritime

Tony Tinley, Regional Officer, Unite the Union