Our leadership

for the Midlands Engine partnership

The Midlands Engine partnership gives our region a single, unified voice to speak to government, making a stronger case for greater investment to drive economic growth and boost productivity.

This is made possible thanks to a clear, fair and transparent decision-making framework, with representation on our different Boards from right across our partnership and our region.

Sir John Peace
Sir John Peace, Chairman
Executive Board

The main decision-making body of the Midlands Engine is the Executive Board, which meets four times a year and provides leadership and strategic direction for our partnership. The Executive Board is headed by an independent Chairman and its membership is drawn from universities, local enterprise partnerships and local authorities, along with the Chair of Midlands Connect.

Membership is reviewed every three years or following any significant changes in circumstance for individual members. Agendas and associated papers for the Executive Board are published five days ahead of each meeting, with minutes published after meetings.


Formed by a group of committed parliamentarians, the Midlands Engine APPG plays a key role in promoting investment in the Midlands and supporting levelling up.

Chaired by Jane Hunt MP and Lord Ravensdale, this collaboration of our region’s MPs and Peers works together to raise the profile of the Midlands Engine, its projects and priorities in Parliament. The group meets every quarter with additional monthly subgroups on key areas, such as transport, health and digital. In addition to these meetings, our region’s parliamentarians are supporting the Midlands Engine through conversations with government, questions in both Houses of Parliament and speaking in relevant debates to highlight the work of the Partnership.

Wollaton Hall in Nottinghamshire
Executive Board

Next meeting
30 January 2024 13:00 – 16:00

  • Secretary of State/Minister (by invitation)
  • Midlands Engine Independent Chairman
  • Midlands Innovation
  • Midlands Enterprise Universities
  • 2 local enterprise partnerships
  • 8 local authorities from across our geography
  • Representative from the West Midlands Combined Authority
An electric vehicle charging
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