Meet the Team

Chris Locke

Chief Executive
Chris Locke is the Executive Director of PCDC and has been so since founding the organisation in 2014. He has overall responsibility for the running of PCDC and its staff. He represents the organisation in a number of fora and as company secretary is directly responsible for its governance and corporate compliance. An established senior manager, facilitator, trainer and writer, Chris has worked with primary care professionals for over 30 years, retiring after 20 years as Chief Executive of Nottinghamshire Local Medical Committee in 2016.

James Cutler

Director of Operations
James Cutler has worked for the PCDC since 2015. He is the Director of Operations and leads on the training and development courses that take place. Before joining the PCDC, James worked for Derby & Derbyshire Local Medical Committee as the assistant Director of Business Development and Liaison, working with GP Practices across the whole of Derbyshire. James previously worked for Nottingham North and East CCG (also PBC prior to the CCG being established), from 2008 as a Practice Liaison Manager supporting GP practices directly.

Zeb Brigham

Office Manager
Zeb Brigham is PCDC’s Office Manager and deals with account payments, bookings and a wide range of admin duties. She previously worked for a decade at Nottinghamshire LMC as their Information Officer, and for NHS Direct’s Information Team.

Lauren Porter

Communications & Engagement Manager
Lauren is the Communications and Engagement Manager and joined the team in August 2018. Before joining the PCDC, Lauren worked for Erewash Health - a GP Federation in Derbyshire as Project Co-ordinator. Lauren worked closely with the CCG and assisted in the development of the vanguard and supported in the set up of new services locally. Lauren currently manages the Protected Learning Time events for Mid Notts CCGs and also is involved in the set up and running of funded projects in Nottinghamshire for GP Practices.

Sophie Porter

Events Assistant
Sophie is our Events Assistant and recently joined the team in 2019.

Emily Rhodes

Events and DPO Administrator
Emily is the Events and Data Protection Officer (DPO) Administrator. She joined the team in July 2018 following the completion of her Media and Technology studies.