WMG Academy Coventry Governing Body:
Jo Lopes (Chair of Governors)
José has responsibility for development and nurturing of engineering skills and competencies within the company. This responsibility extends to engineering graduates and apprentices, so they have the necessary skills to support future growth.
Directly involved with a number of UK universities, colleges and engineering professional bodies, as well as the chair a University Technical College, José is working for closer links between schools, academia and industry.
He chairs skills for the UK Automotive Council, working across the automotive sector with Government to deliver the needs for sustainable growth. This work is supported by his role as a non-executive director of industrial skills organisation SEMTA.
A Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the Institution of Engineering & Technology and of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, José is also a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute.
Matt Brady (Principal)
Kate Tague (Executive Principal)
Diane Campton (Director of Finance)
Cllr David Kershaw
Dr Steve Maggs
WMG Academy Trust Board:
Mike Wright (Chair of the Trust Board)
Mike Wright was previously an Executive Director with Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) in December 2010 until his retirement in 2016, and was a member of the JLR Executive Committee since 2003. His focus was on developing corporate strategies to deliver the company’s growth ambitions. His direct responsibilities include global JLR leadership of Corporate and Product Strategy; Special Operations; Financial Services; Government Affairs and Corporate & Social Responsibility.
After graduating from his BSc in Communication, Science and Linguistics at Aston in 1975, he began his career in the automotive industry at Rover Triumph. He has held a variety of senior sales and marketing positions in a number of international markets – including four years in Germany – working at different times for Rover, Land Rover, Jaguar and Jaguar Land Rover under the ownership of BAe, BMW, Ford and now Tata.
Declarations of Interest
Please see the Governors’ Declarations of Interest here