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.

Major company directors

Steve McMulkin
Group Quality Manager
Coventry, Birmingham, Shepshed

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

Wendy Stopher (Chair, MAA Business Development Group)
Head of Group Purchasing
Birmingham & Derby 

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


Elected directors from the supply chain

Stephen Cheetham
Managing Director
PK Engineering

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

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

Peter Bruch
Managing Director
AE Aerospace

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

David Whiffin


Appointed directors

Neil Holmes
Managing Director
Columbia Precision Ltd

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

Jay Patel
Head of Economic Development
Wolverhampton City Council


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