The core Resuscitation Council UK staff is led by our Chief Executive Officer and managed by a Senior Management Team. With a wealth of experience in policy, clinical affairs, administration, IT, finance, communications and more, the staff base put Resuscitation Council UK’s projects into action.

To find out about opportunities to join the RCUK team, visit our recruitment page.

Photo of James CantDr James Cant joined RCUK as CEO in September 2019. Prior to that, he was Director of Devolved Nations at the British Heart Foundation, was Head of Scotland and Northern Ireland at British Lung Foundation and previously held civil servant roles within the Ministry of Defence and Scottish Government.

With a specific interest in driving strategy and improving cardiac arrest survival rates, James is steering RCUK into a new chapter of development.

Photo of SueSue Hampshire has worked for RCUK since 2012. Her role includes the management of Resuscitation Council UK’s courses and involvement in related projects. Since taking up her post she has worked on the development and improvement of new and existing courses. She has also worked closely with ALSG to redesign and develop the jointly run GIC. Sue is involved in the organisation of Resuscitation Council UK events, and has organised resuscitation training sessions at the British Cardiac Society and Royal College of Paediatric and Child Health conferences. Before joining RCUK, Sue worked as a Senior Resuscitation Officer in the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust.

Photo of Paul WhitePaul White has been with Resuscitation Council UK since August 2013. Paul oversees RCUK’s business operations, which includes programme management, information technology, data protection and finance.

Paul has worked in the not for profit sector for over 20 years, as an IT Director, Membership Manager, Project Manager and IT Manager, delivering multiple change projects to web services, IT infrastructure and membership systems. Paul is a PRINCE2® and AgilePM® practitioner and a professional member of the British Computer Society. 

A black and white photo of a blonde caucasion womanEmily Pulham joined Resuscitation Council UK in May 2017. She oversees RCUK’s engagement and influencing activities, which include increasing awareness of sudden cardiac arrest and the need for effective resuscitation, building external relationships and partnership opportunities, and being responsible for the organisation’s brand, internal and external communications. She is acting as Interim Director until June 2022 and outside of this interim period is RCUK's Senior Communications and Brand Manager. 

Prior to arriving at RCUK, Emily has worked extensively in the retail sector on charitable aims as well as for a campaigning organisation dedicated to driving people-powered change.  

The Resuscitation Council UK Team

Clinical Affairs

Isabelle Hamilton-Bower Clinical Lead - Courses

Adam Benson Clarke Clinical Lead - Courses

Catherine Baldock Clinical Lead - ReSPECT

Alastair Houghton Programme Lead - Survivors

Kevin Mackie Clinical Lead - Education

Dami Daramola ALS Coordinator

Helen Keen ALS Coordinator

Jessica Ayo ALS Coordinator

Karla Wright ILS Coordinator

Karen Cooper EPALS/NLS/ARNI/PILS Coordinator

Mark Sedge GIC/FEEL/ILSi Coordinator

Gulcin Bulutoglu ReSPECT Coordinator

Engagement and Influencing

Chloe Gynne Digital Marketing and Communications Manager

Megan Ibbotson Insight and Market Research Manager

Tamsin Starr Media, Community Partnerships and People Stories Manager

Rachel Warren Policy and Stakeholder Engagement Officer

Tamlin Taylor Graphic Designer

Jason Carlyon Restart a Heart Day Project Manager

Business Operations

Linda Steel Finance Manager

Sultana Begum Ali e-Learning Product & Development Manager

Crystal Govender Digital Product and Development Manager

Jay Valand Learning Design Manager

Vicky Simms Business Standards Manager

Buster White Digital Account Executive

Kevin Whitley Finance Assistant

Tarik Ali Digital QA and LMS Support

Executive Support

Tom Borland Reception

Suzanne Horner Office Manager and SMT Support