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Meet the Team

​​​​​​Heather Simmonds is the Director of the PMCPA. She chairs the Code of Practice Panel and is responsible for the overall running of the organisation. Heather also works with the IFPMA and EFPIA in relation to their codes of practice. She has a degree in pharmacology and joined the ABPI in 1984. Heather has worked full time on the Code of Practice since 1989 and has been Director of the PMCPA since 1997.

Etta Logan is the Deputy Director of the PMCPA, she chairs the Code of Practice Panel in the Director's absence, including when Heather is the case preparation manager. Etta is a solicitor and joined the PMCPA as Secretary in 1997 from private practice, where she specialised in medical negligence and professional indemnity litigation. Etta was appointed Deputy Director in 2011. 

Tannyth Cox is a Manager of the PMCPA, she was appointed in June 2018. Tannyth registered as a pharmacist in South Africa before coming to the UK to work for various pharmaceutical companies, providing expert advice and training on the Code and reviewing materials. Tannyth joined the PMCPA in 2013 as Deputy Secretary.

Natalie Hanna is a Manager of the PMCPA, she has a degree in medicine and has worked in the pharmaceutical industry in medical information and as a medical compliance manager before joining the PMCPA in September 2018.  

Peter Clift is Executive Officer at the PMCPA. He is responsible for the administration of the Code of Practice Appeal Board. Peter joined in May 2002 and was previously a biomedical scientist. He has a masters degree in biology and post graduate legal qualifications.

Elly Button is the Head of Communications at the PMCPA. A former BBC radio journalist s​he joined in 2015 from NHS England (London). She previously headed up media relations and Communications at Shelter, Barnardo's and the Audit Commission. Elly is responsible for internal and external communication, including aspects of training, the website, social media and the Compliance Network of industry specialists.

Lisa Matthews is PA to the Deputy Director and Secretary and is responsible for running the office. She has been at the PMCPA for 17 years and is the contact for copies of the Code and the Review.

Nora Alexander is PA to the Director. She has worked for the NHS and joined the PMCPA in 2007. Nora is the contact for the PMCPA seminars.

What we do:
The Code of Practice Panel considers all complaints made under the Code with the benefit of independent medical and/or other expert advice as appropriate. It has three members, including the Director, Deputy Director, Secretary and/or Deputy Secretary, with the fourth acting as case preparation manager, who does not sit on the Panel for consideration of that case. 


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