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 Meeting, vote on important issues and vote on who is on our Board of Trustees.

To find out more about becoming a member please email:

Board of Trustees

The Lenton Centre is managed by a Board of Trustees, all Trustees 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, they also have additional advisers and staff representatives attend the meetings.

To find out more about becoming a Board member please email:

Our Trustees

Megan Smith: grew up in Doncaster before studying medicine in Manchester and working as a Paediatrician. She came to Nottingham to work as a consultant at QMC before a big shift in career to become the Vicar of Lenton and a chaplain to the University of Nottingham in 2012. Community development has always been close to her heart, especially in inner-city areas, and she’s been volunteering in various projects over 25 years. She joined the TLC board in 2014 at the time of the merger of the Dunkirk & Lenton Partnership Forum (having previously been a trustee of the DPLF) bringing particular experience in safeguarding, community partnerships and strategic development, alongside training in mediation and conflict resolution.  She loves the vibrant mix of people from so many different backgrounds that makes up the community of Lenton, even though that comes with its challenges, and her current role sees her working within schools, with families and children, students and older people too. When not working she loves being out and about on a bike, baking bread and gardening. Her hope for the Lenton Centre is that it can develop its full potential for being a hub of activity in the community where many different people can thrive and work together to make Lenton the best place in Nottingham to live.

Zenn grew up in Lenton, went to school at Edna G Olds, attended youth groups and even learnt to swim at The Lenton Centre (then Lenton Leisure Centre and Lenton Community Association). When the building was threatened with closure in 2004, Zenn was there protesting against it’s closure. He worked as a lifeguard at a number of pools across the City eventually volunteering with TLC on the day the pool reopened in 2008. From there he joined the staff team and also began teaching with Quackers Swim School. 

Zenn joined the Board in 2010 and has been Chair of the Board since 2018. He has also been on the Board of the West Area Project since 2009, having been Vice-Chair from 2009-2018. Outside of TLC Zenn works for the NHS.

Mark is originally from Cheshire but has lived in Scotland, London, Yorkshire and Australia before settling in Nottingham. For the last 2 decades he has project and programme managed IT projects for a range of types and size of organisations, ranging from VC-funded startups to FTSE 100 companies. He’s been the  Head of IT for a successful e-commerce business. Professional interests are agile methods of delivery and deploying new tech such as AI.

As well as joining the TLC board in 2017, he volunteers for Oxfam at music festivals and supports other charities such as Framework and Centrepoint. In his spare time he enjoys mountain biking, dog walking, travel and woodwork.

Dr Latifimran Jalil is an academic by profession, grew up in Lenton and has been a resident of Lenton for over 36 years. He attended Lenton Primary school, attended youth groups and even learnt to swim at The Lenton Centre (then Lenton Leisure Centre and Lenton Community Association). When the building was threatened with closure in 2004, Latifimran was there protesting against its closure.

Latifimran was the Trustee of the Lenton and Dunkirk partnership forum before it merged with the TLC, and joined the TLC board in 2018 and is currently the Trustee of two other charities in Nottingham, The AL ZAHRA Foundation since 2009 and Al-Hurraya since 2017.

Biography coming soon.

Biography coming soon.

Biography coming soon.