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 meeting
Electing new directors
Three directors were elected to two-year terms of office and one to a one-year term (replacing a director who had resigned) at the MAA members meeting and AGM held at Prodrive on 25 November 2021. Elected were Craig Fullwood, Operations Director / Co-owner, CCR Forming, Rob Holmes, Vice President Aerospace, Hardide Coatings, Stephen Molloy, Aerospace, Defence and Industrials Director, G&P Group Holdings and Simon Smith, Business Development Executive, Gardner Aerospace.
We thanked Peter Bruch, Managing Director, AE Aerospace, for also standing in the election, and for his excellent contributions to the MAA Board in his time as a director; Peter remains a member of the MAA Supply Chain Performance Group.
Jo Eva, Strategy Executive, Rolls-Royce, stood down from the Board, and is replaced by Tony Allen, Strategy Executive, Rolls-Royce. Jo was also thanked for her excellent contributions to the MAA Board.
Directors from our four major companies
Steve McMulkin, Group Quality Manager, Meggitt
Stuart Mclachlan, Group Vice President & General Manager, Aircraft Control Components Sector, Moog Aircraft Group
Tony Allen, Strategy Executive, Rolls-Royce
Gareth Bates, Capability Director – Operations & Supply Chain, Actuation Systems, Mechanical Systems, Collins Aerospace
Elected directors from the supply chain
Samantha Buckton, VP Procurement & Commercial, Bromford Industries
Craig Fullwood, Operations Director / Co-owner, CCR Forming
Rob Holmes, Vice President Aerospace, Hardide Coatings (chair, MAA Business Development Group)
Stephen Molloy, Aerospace, Defence and Industrials Director, G&P Group Holdings
Simon Smith, Business Development Executive, Gardner Aerospace
Alan Dunbar, VP of Business Development, Mettis Group (Chair, MAA Board)
Robin Hill, Head of Electronics, Collins Aerospace (Chair, MAA Technology Development Group)
Jay Patel, Head of Economic Development, Wolverhampton City Council
Annette Rothwell, Director, AR Procurement Services (Chair, MAA Supply Chain Performance Group)
Tony Tinley, Regional Officer, Unite the Union