How we are managed

The Lenton Centre is a membership organisation. Our members are at the heart of everything we do. Members have their say on how we are managed. They can attend our Annual General Meetings, have their say on important issues and vote during board member elections. To find out more about becoming a member please telephone us on 0115 941 2422.

Board of Trustees
The Lenton Centre is managed by a Board of Trustees, all of whom are members of the organisation and volunteer their time. The board are responsible for setting the strategic direction of the centre and are supported by a part time Chief Executive. The board meets at least 10 times a year, and they also have additional advisers and staff representatives on hand to help throughout the year. To find out more about becoming a Board member please telephone us on 0115 941 2422.

Our Trustees

Chair of the Board of Trustees

Dr Latifimran Jalil is an academic who has lived in Lenton for over 36 years. As a child, he attended Lenton Primary school, several local youth groups and even learnt to swim at The Lenton Centre.

When the building was threatened with closure in 2004, Latifimran was there protesting against its closure.

Latifimran joined the current board of trustees in 2018 having already been a trustee of the Lenton and Dunkirk partnership forum. He is also a trustee of two other charities in Nottingham, The AL ZAHRA Foundation (since 2009) and Al-Hurraya (since 2017.)

Matt runs his own management consultancy business, helping large organisations benefit from lean systems thinking throughout their operations – deliverying customer orientated solutions that are efficient and effective.  He moved to Nottingham after completing his degree and trained as a Chartered Accountant at KPMG Nottingham.A keen cyclist, a mediocre runner, and a some-time swimmer, he can often be seen pounding the streets of Nottingham to clock up some miles, and sometimes even competes in triathlons – although he says he only does this to allow him to have a pint or two of some local ales.

Omar was born in Nottingham in 1980 and has lived in Lenton all his life. As a toddler attended the Edna G Olds Nursery and as a child went to the former Lenton Primary School and was one of the lucky students in 1987 to celebrate the School’s centenary. Omar’s Mum and close family also attended Lenton Primary School since 1966. Omar is currently The Lenton Centre’s longest serving Trustee, having been on the board since January 2014. He was previously a trustee of the Dunkirk and Lenton Partnership Forum and is currently a volunteer at Citizens Advice Derbyshire Districts, a trustee for Sunshine charity Malawi, Africa, as well as being an immigration paralegal advisor the local voluntary prayer leader in the Lenton Boulevarde Mosque, Masjid E Bilaal.  Omar is fluent in Urdu, Punjabi and has a master’s degree in Arabic (MA  Islamiyaat).   Omar has been a  business manager for the past 25 years in a family convenience store.

Omar’s strengths are business, management, team leading, charity work, networking, mentoring, counseling and teaching.