About the Board

The board will manage the development of a town investment plan and submission of bids to the Government's Town Deal initiative.

About the Board

The Loughborough Town Deal Board is being co-chaired by Dr Nik Kotecha OBE, chief executive of Morningside Pharmaceuticals in Loughborough, and Cllr Jonathan Morgan, leader of Charnwood Borough Council.

Board Members

Co-chairman

Cllr Jonathan Morgan

Cllr Jonathan Morgan

Cllr Jonathan Morgan has been leader of Charnwood Borough Council since 2017. He is also a Leicestershire County Councillor, a governor at Loughborough College and a board member on the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership.

Dr Nik Kotecha OBE

Dr Nik Kotecha OBE

Dr Nik Kotecha OBE is an award-winning entrepreneur, business leader, philanthropist and Chief Executive of Loughborough based Morningside Pharmaceuticals Ltd, which he has grown from a garage start-up to become one of Leicestershire's Top 100 companies.

He is also a member of the LLEP (Leicester & Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership).

Dr Kotecha draws on his expertise in R&D, manufacturing and worldwide ethnic and cultural diversities gained through visiting most continents, and experience of exporting Healthcare products worldwide.

He has a strong passion for giving back to the local community, country and International Aid Sectors.

Board Members

Andy Reed, OBE

Andy Reed, OBE

Andy Reed OBE is the director of Sajelmpact, an organisation that offers a wide variety of bespoke support and advice for sport bodies, NGBs, social enterprises and faith charities, making sure their strategies and communications are effective with the key stakeholders in their sector and bringing social transformation projects to life.

He is also the Vice-Chair of the LLEP (Leicester & Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership).

Lez Cope-Newman

Lez Cope-Newman

Lez Cope-Newman is the Chair of Love Loughborough Business Improvement District and Freeman of the Borough.

Jane Hunt MP

Jane Hunt MP

Jane Hunt is the MP for Loughborough and has been a Charnwood Borough Councillor for a number of years. Whilst as councillor she was the Lead Member for Planning, Inward Investment and Strategic Tourism so is already heavily invested in the regeneration of the town. As MP she is keen to use this opportunity to continue to improve Loughborough as a destination for visitors and a home to professionals.

Cllr Trevor Pendleton

Cllr Trevor Pendleton

Cllr Trevor Pendleton is a Councillor for Castle Donington and Kegworth at Leicestershire County Council.

Martin Traynor

Martin Traynor

Martin Traynor is the Chair of the Economy and Skills Group and Charnwood Together.

Professor Tracy Bhamra

Professor Tracy Bhamra

Professor Tracy Bhamra is Loughborough University's Pro Vice-Chancellor (Enterprise) and Professor of Sustainable Design.

Jo Maher

Jo Maher

Jo Maher is Principal and Chief Executive at Loughborough College, an FA Council member, Youth Commissioner for the Learning and Work Institute and a Trustee of the Skills Education Group. Jo is a qualified teacher, assessor, Chartered Scientist and internationally published academic.

Cllr Jenny Bokor

Cllr Jenny Bokor

Cllr Jenny Bokor is the lead member for Loughborough at Charnwood Borough Council and has previously held the portfolios for revenues, benefits and IT.

David Pagett Wright

David Pagett Wright

David Pagett-Wright is a Solicitor and Practice Manager at Moss Solicitors LLP, Chair of Loughborough Town Team and former Chair of Love Loughborough BID. David is also Chair of the Town Deal Community Engagement Group

Represented On The Board

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