Meet the Team

James Cutler

Executive Director
James Cutler has worked for the PCDC since 2015. He is the Executive Director and leads on the development of 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.

Chris Locke

Chairman of the Board of Directors
Chris Locke founded PCDC in 2014 and is the Chairman of the Board of Directors . It is Chris' responsibility to support the Executive Director and to lead the Board of Directors in ensuring that PCDC is well managed, remains solvent and is compliant with legislative requirements and its articles of association. 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.

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 2018. Before joining 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 (PLT) events for Mid Notts CCGs and also is involved in the set up and running of funded projects in Nottinghamshire for GP Practices.

Emily Rhodes

Events and DPO Administrator
Emily is the Events and Data Protection Officer (DPO) Administrator and she joined the team in 2018. Emily's main role is the administration of the DPO Service. She also works alongside the Office Manager with the planning of new events.

Emma Morley

Office Administrator
Emma is the Office Administrator and recently joined our team in 2019, after graduating from University with a degree in Youth Studies. Her main role is the handling of all email and telephone enquiries. Emma is also responsible for the preparation of our events and processes all post-course administration.

Sophie Porter

Events Administrator
Sophie is our Events Administrator and recently joined the team in 2019. Her main role is providing front of house support for our events. Sophie also manages the promotional content sent out by PCDC. Alongside working for PCDC, Sophie works as a Medical Secretary at a GP Practice which gives her a key insight into the needs of the NHS.