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.

Lauren Porter

Head of PLT Events and Communications
Lauren is the Head of PLT Events and Communications, and she 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

DPO Service Manager
Emily manages our Data Protection Officer (DPO), Freedom of Information (FOI) and DS&P Toolkit services. Her daily duties include looking after the contracts and invoices for these services and assisting with organisation’s annual DS&P Toolkit submission.

Emma Morley

Events Manager
Emma is the Events Manager and joined our team in 2019, after graduating from University with a degree in Youth Studies. Her main role is the planning of our events and handling of in-house quotes.

Zoe Heath

IG Service Administrator
Zoe is our IG Service Administrator, this covers the Data Protection Officer (DPO), Freedom of Information (FOI) and DS&P Toolkit Services. Zoe's day to day tasks include processing, logging and monitoring queries raised via our DPO helpdesk. Zoe also processes new sign up and contract renewal requests.

Sophie Porter

Office Administrator
Sophie is our Office Administrator and joined the team in 2019. Her main role is providing administrative support and front of house for our events. Sophie also manages the promotional content sent out by PCDC.