Board of directors

Constitution of the board

The major aerospace companies Meggitt, Moog Aircraft Group, Rolls-Royce and UTC Aerospace Systems 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

MAA Chief Executive Andrew Mair 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 7 November 2017.

The new director is Peter Bruch, Managing Director, AE Aerospace. Dr Alan Duffield, Group Business Development Manager, Winbro Group Technologies Ltd and Steve Cheetham, Managing Director, PK Engineering Ltd, were re-elected. Andrew Mair thanked Christopher Biddle from ATS, Robert Hirst from Assystem, Stephen Molloy from Gobel & Partners and David Whiffin from Gobel & Partners for standing for election to the board.

Peter Bruch

Pictured: Andrew Mair CEO, Peter Bruch Managing Director AE Aerospace and MAA Chairman David Danger. 


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 

Kevin Langdown
Operations Director
UTC Aerospace Systems - 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



Appointed directors

Neil Holmes
Managing Director
Columbia Precision Ltd

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

Jay Patel
Head of Economic Development
Wolverhampton City Council

Neil Rawlinson
Director - Strategic Development
The Manufacturing Technology Centre

Councillor Martin Rawson
Deputy Leader
Derby City Council

Annette Rothwell (Chair, MAA Supply Chain Performance Group)
Vice President, Operations Excellence
Esterline Corporation

Tony Tinley
Regional Officer
Unite the Union