WMG Academy for Young Engineers is overseen by the WMG Academy Trust. The Trust is made up members from industry and the University of Warwick who have led the development of WMG Academy and oversee its running from a strategic perspective. The Trust Board is complemented by a Local Governing Body (LGB).
The Local Governing Body is chaired by Mr James Morgan, who can be contacted by:
Telephone: 024 7646 4661
C/O: Executive Assistant to the CEO
WMG Academy for Young Engineers
More information about the WMG Academy Trust Board can be found here.
James Morgan, Chair of Governors
Jim is an experienced leader and digital transformation professional having over 15 years’ experience in automotive diagnostics systems. He is currently Jaguar Land Rover’s (JLR) Chief Engineer for Connected Diagnostics and has been engaged throughout his career in leading organisations in the strategic development, planning and execution of complex technology programmes mostly, although not exclusively, in automotive environments.
He is now leading the Strategic-Connected Diagnostics Platform for JLR and the ‘Software over the Air’ programmes, the goal of which is to ensure JLR’s vehicles are operating with up-to-date software, and able to host state of the art features in the luxury automotive segment.
An Engineer by background Jim obtained his BSc (Hons) Degree in Engineering from Coventry University, and is passionate about using Engineering as a force for change, making a difference to the lives of others.
Prior to joining JLR in 2012, Jim worked with a number of Global automotive manufacturers, mainly in the Engineering and Aftersales domains.
Outside his role at JLR Jim is married, with 2 young children. He was a School Governor for Caludon Castle, an Academy School and part of the Castle Phoenix Trust. His hobbies include running and cycling.
Rob Grute (Staff Governor)
Prof Steve Maggs
Clare Chevassut (Parent Governor)
Prof Jeurgen Branke (Parent Governor)
Dr Andy Mottershead
- Kate Tague – Chief Executive and Accounting Officer
- Fiesal Mahroof – Associate Principal
- Sara Dunn – Clerk to the Trust Board and Governing Bodies (Governance Professional)
- Dave Williams – Resigned 13 September 2021
WMG Academy Trust Board
Mike Wright, Chair of Trust Board
Rosie Drinkwater OBE
Declarations Of Interest
Coventry LGB Declarations of Interest Table 2021-2022
The WMG Academy Trust Board oversees governance across the entire trust, with some powers and responsibilities delegated to committees, sub-committees and local governing bodies. You can find out more about the overall governance structure below and about the local governing bodies for each academy by clicking on the respective academy below.
Overarching WMG Academy Trust Governance Structure
WMG Academy Solihull Local Governing Body
WMG Academy Trust Board
Meeting Attendance 2020-2021
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