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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

Electing new directors

We announced the names of three newly elected directors to the MAA board for two year terms of office at the MAA members meeting and AGM held virtually on 5 November 2020. The new directors are Samantha Buckton, VP Procurement & Commercial, Bromford Industries, Dominic Cartwright, Chief Executive Officer, Gardner Aerospace and Mark Johnson, (Mark previously served on the MAA board from 2003 - 2009.) We thanked Mike Beirns, Client Services Director, Alliance Procurement Solutions and Paul Alexander Cotton BEng, CEng, FRAeS, Non‐Executive Director, Quick Release, for also standing in the election.

Previous elected directors David Danger, Managing Director, Intertek NDT (and past Chairman, MAA), Peter Smith, Chairman and Chief Executive, Nasmyth Group (and past Vice Chairman, MAA) and David Whiffin, Managing Director, OdiliaClark were thanked for their excellent contributions to the MAA Board.


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

Jo Eva, Strategy Executive, Rolls-Royce, Birmingham & Derby

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

Elected directors from the supply chain

Peter Bruch, Managing Director, AE Aerospace, Birmingham

Samantha Buckton, VP Procurement & Commercial, Bromford Industries, Alcester, Derby and Leicester 

Craig Fullwood, Manager, New Product Introduction, MJ Sections, Dudley

Mark Johnson

Stephen Molloy, Aerospace & Technology Director, G&P Group Holdings, Birmingham

Appointed directors

Alan Dunbar VP of Business Development, Mettis Group, Chair

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

Jay Patel, Head of Economic Development, Wolverhampton City Council

Annette Rothwell (Chair, MAA Supply Chain Performance Group), Director, AR Procurement Services

Tony Tinley, Regional Officer, Unite the Union