Meet The Team

James Cutler

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

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

Lauren Porter

Head of PLT Events & 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 setup of new services locally. Lauren currently manages the Protected Learning Time (PLT) events for Nottingham & Nottinghamshire ICB, Bassetlaw and Erewash in Derbyshire.
Zoe Heath

Zoe Heath

DPO Service Administrator

Zoe is our DPO Service Administrator, recently joining in 2019. Her main role is  the administration of the DPO & FOI Service, including contracts and queries.

Sophie Porter

Sophie Porter

Finance and Business Support Administrator

Sophie joined the team in 2019 as the Events Administrator but has now progressed to our Finance and Business Support Administrator. She is responsible for most aspects of Invoicing, processing payments and chasing outstanding invoices as well as supporting other areas of the business where required.
Gemma Tooby

Gemma Tooby

IG Service Manager

Gemma is the IG Services Manager overseeing the contracts for the Data Protection Officer (DPO) and Freedom of Information (FoI) services. She is also responsible for the Data Security and Protection (DS&P) Toolkit Service.
Amy Dore

Amy Dore

Head of Training Events

Amy is the Head of Training and Events and joined our team in 2022. Amy has worked in Events-based roles for the last 8 years. Her main role is the planning of our training and events and handling of in-house quotes.
Saskia Clarkson

Saskia Clarkson

Events Administrator

Saskia is our Events Administrator and joined the team in 2022. Her main role is providing administrative support to the Head of Training Events and hosting PCDC’s events. Saskia also manages the promotional content relating to these events.
Sacha Millward

Sacha Millward

Events Manager

Sacha is our Events Manager and joined the team in 2022, bringing years of experience from a career in events, weddings and customer service. She manages the Protected Learning Time (PLT) events for Notts City & Erewash QUEST events.