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 Stuart Baker, who can be contacted by:
Telephone: 0121 289 3556
C/O: Executive Assistant to the CEO
WMG Academy for Young Engineers
More information about the WMG Academy Trust Board can be found here.
Stuart Baker, Chair of Governors
Stuart joined Lucas Aerospace in Birmingham after graduating from Leicester University in 1991 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering with Computing. He has held a variety of management roles in engineering, programme management, manufacturing and quality, prior to the company’s recent acquisition by Rolls-Royce. Stuart’s most recent role was to manage a £75m investment to create a state of the art manufacturing and engineering facility in Solihull which will be home to 1,200 Rolls-Royce employees.
Stuart has been a trustee director of the Rolls-Royce Engine Control Systems pension scheme since 2009, he is the Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP’s skills champion for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering, he was a member of Birmingham City Council’s Green Bridge Supply Chain investment board, and is also a Vice President of Solihull Chamber of Commerce.
Outside of work, Stuart is a UKCC level 2 qualified Badminton coach, and works on a voluntary basis for Hartshill Hayes Junior Badminton Club. He is married, with two teenage children, and in any remaining spare time he loves to repair all things mechanical, particularly old clocks and watches.
Jason Kirwan (Staff Governor)
Dr Andy Mottershead
Stephen Charlton (Parent Governor)
Jon Carter (Parent Governor)
- Kate Tague – Chief Executive and Accounting Officer
- Stewart Tait – Principal
- Sara Dunn – Clerk to the Trust Board and Governing Bodies (Governance Professional)
- Jonathan Clarke (Parent Governor) – Resigned 15th February 2021
- Genie Creamer-Hyland – Resigned 4th February 2022
WMG Academy Trust Board
Mike Wright, Chair of Trust Board
Rosie Drinkwater OBE
Declarations Of Interest
Solihull 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 Coventry Local Governing Body
WMG Academy Trust Board
Meeting Attendance 2020-2021
Parents can request access to meeting minutes by emailing email@example.com.