The 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 the WMG Academy and who 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 via telephone:
024 7646 4661
Email: [email protected]
c/o: Executive Assistant to the CEO
WMG Academy for Young Engineers
More information about the WMG Academy Trust Board can be found here.
Local Governing Body
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.
Jane Coleman (Vice Chair)
Robert Grute (Staff Governor)
Prof Juergen Branke (Parent Governor)
Dr Freeha Azmat
Simeon Olusola Labiran
- Stewart Tait – Chief Executive and Accounting Officer
- Fiesal Mahroof – Associate Principal
WMG Academy Trust Board
Stuart Baker, Chair of Trust Board
Rosie Drinkwater OBE
Declarations Of Interest
Coventry Governors Declarations of Interest Table 2023-2024
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 Trust Board
WMG Academy Solihull Local Governing Body
Meeting Attendance 2022-2023
Parents can request access to meeting minutes by emailing [email protected]