WMG Academy Coventry Governing Body:
David Williams (Chair of Governors)
Contact David Williams at:
WMG Academy for Young Engineers, Mitchell Avenue, Coventry, CV4 8DY. Phone 024 7646 4551. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Cllr David Kershaw – resigned (23rd October 2020)
Dr Steve Maggs
Reg Woolley (Parent Governor) – resigned (16th August 2020)
Clare Chevassut (Parent Governor)
Kiri Gill – resigned
WMG Academy Trust Board:
Mike Wright (Chair of the Trust Board)
Mike has a diverse, international portfolio of Chair, NED, Remco Chair and Advisor roles in FTSE and North American listed businesses, and in leading Education, Sports, and Arts organisations.
He was an Executive Director of Jaguar Land Rover, retiring in 2016 after making a significant contribution to doubling JLR’s scale since 2008. He held international ExCo-level roles under Tata, Ford, BMW and BAe Systems ownership, spanning strategic, commercial, government affairs and product development disciplines. His responsibilities covered all the major and emerging markets of Europe, US, China, India, and included a 4-year assignment in Germany.
In 2018 Mike was elected to the Uni-Select Inc (Canada) Main Board and became Audit Committee Chair in May 19. Also in 2018, he was appointed to the Main Board and became Remco Chair of Pendragon plc (UK).
He has wide experience of governmental affairs and currently Chairs the newly formed West Midlands Innovation Board and was previously Chair of the Auto Council-sponsored Automotive Investment Organisation within UK DIT (2016-18), Chair of the West Midlands CBI Council (2014-16), and Director of the Engineering Employers Federation (2011-2017).
His Education, Sports and Arts activities include: WMG Academy Trust Board Chair, Aston University Council, Baker Dearing Education Trust Board, Warwickshire County Cricket Club Board, Wasps Community Foundation Chair, and Governor of the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Jo Lopes – resigned 4th September 2020
Rosie Drinkwater OBE
Declarations of Interest
Please see the Governors’ Declarations of Interest here
Please see the Trustees’ Declarations of Interest here
WMG Academy Trust Governance Structure November 2019
WMG Academy Trust Vision and Mission