Executive Committee

Penny West


Penny has overall responsibility for leading and representing the RCOT Specialist Section - Independent Practice. [email protected]

Dora Weston


Dora provides support to the Chair. [email protected]


Finance Lead

Lead responsibility, in conjunction with the Chair, for managing the core business of the organisation within the membership income stream (n.b. setting up and overseeing sustainable, transparent and accountable financial procedures). Penny West is providing cover until an appointment is made.

Dora Weston

Regional Network Lead

Dora has lead responsibility for being the link between all regional contacts and the NEC; and both supporting and coordinating the role and work of all regional contacts.

Matthew Box

Member Benefits Lead

Matthew has lead responsibility for the negotiation of new benefits for our members; and matters relating to the our eNEWS publication.


Website Lead

Lead responsibility for all matters relating to our existing website; and the planned move to the RCOT website.

Rhiannon Stokes

Events Lead

Rhiannon has lead responsibility for the our annual conference and external events attended to represent members and raise the profile of independent practice.

Hayley Green

Training Lead (Business Start-Up)

Hayley has lead responsibility for the management and delivery of our Look Before You Leap workshop; and the development of other business start-up training. [email protected]

Hannah Long

Training Lead (Business Development)

Hannah has lead responsibility for the management and delivery of our Building Your Business workshop; and the development of other business development training.

Ruth Hodges

NEC Member

Ruth assists with the work of the NEC.

Anna Cawdry

Medico-Legal Forum

As the MLF Link, Anna has lead responsibility for bridging the gap between the NEC and the Medico-Legal Forum.


Communications Lead

Lead responsibility for the production/organisation of associated materials (publications/leaflets) and activities (social media, events; for both internal (members) and external (general public, professionals, stake-holders) audiences.

Sarah Johnson

Learning & Research Lead

Sarah has lead responsibility for the identification, development and promotion of learning (CPD) and research opportunities.