Our team


Orin Lewis

Orin Lewis OBE

Co-Founder & Chief Executive

Orin’s main purpose is to develop the strategy and principles of the ACLT. He also manages the staff alongside Beverley, planning effective use of resources. Moreover, Orin delivers operative programs and service within budget and to quality standards.

When Orin has spare time he loves to listen to music and relax. He loves to travel around the world in his spare time with Beverley as it helps them unwind.

Email: orin@aclt.org

Beverley De-Gale

Beverley De-Gale OBE

Co-Founder & Director of Operations

Beverley’s role is to ensure ACLT runs smoothly.  She manages the staff/volunteers ensuring effective use of limited resources and organises registration drives. Beverley also supports patients and their families who are confronted with a diagnosis of any blood cancers/disorders and those in urgent need of an organ transplant.

In her spare time Beverley likes to eat out and socialise with friends and family. She enjoys relaxing with her daughter Dominique, listening to music, reading books or watching interesting TV. Beverley, also loves to travel around the world with Orin, enjoying quality time and finding out about other cultures.

Email: beverley@aclt.org


Paula Sofowora


Paula is a Barrister. She started her career at the Prudential in 1985 and up until June 2017, was Senior Legal Counsel at Zurich where she worked for 20 years. She has an extensive track record of dealing with a wide variety of retail and commercial matters, including disputes, legal and regulatory change, conduct risk and financial crime. 

In 2006, Paula met Daniel De- Gale who would leave a lasting impression on her. Following a donor drive, 19 Zurich colleagues joined the registers. In 2017, she completed the Inca Trail for ACLT.  Paula is currently consulting and pursuing her writing.

“Paula became an ACLT Trustee  because she is passionate about cultural inclusion and wants to support the charity raise awareness, educate and advocate for change so nobody has to wait too long for a transplant and more can be done to find a cure for blood cancer.”

Ronke Oke

Ronke Oke BEM

PR & Marketing Manager

Ronke supervises and implements marketing activities (online and offline) and contributes to the overall strategic direction. Moreover, she also manages and implements integrated media plans, patient appeals, patient and donor case studies and the overall profile of ACLT, to ensure media opportunities are fully maximised for the charity.

Ronke spends most of her time with her two kids; Emi and Mali and her husband. However, alongside them she manages her natural skincare business www.emiandben.com which produces handmade body butters using Africa’s organic product, Shea butter. She’s also passionate about championing enterprise, especially within the young people and BME (Black Minority Ethnic) community, particularly with black women, helping to inspire and empowering them to follow their dreams, to encourage them to make it happen and achieve their goals. Through her business, she raises awareness and support for the challenges facing small business owners.

Email: ronke@brdandbtr.com


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