Meet the ORT UK team!

  • Dan Rickman

    Chief Executive

    Dan is the Chief Executive of ORT UK, responsible for overseeing the charity's fundraising strategy, as well as growing the national profile and presence. Dan was previously the Executive Director of Mitzvah Day and has worked for a number of Jewish organisations and charities throughout his career including Magen David Adom, Langdon and Jeneration. Inspired to engage with Jewish communities both at home and internationally, Dan continues to drive ORT UK to make an Impact through Education.

  • Debbie Lightman

    Communications and Marketing Officer

    Debbie joined the team in 2017. Having spent a year as a fieldworker for the Union of Jewish Students in 2001, Debbie then pursued a career in journalism, working as a feature writer for a variety of national magazines. In 2013, Debbie began freelancing for the Jewish News supplements, which prompted a move back into the Jewish arena. At ORT UK, she runs the website and social media platforms, as well as managing press & publicity and hopes to continue raising the charity's profile.

  • Anna Black

    Programme Manager

    Anna began her career journey as a corporate liaison manager for the Science Museum. More recently she has worked for Jewish charity Jnetics, while also fulfilling the role of governor at her daughters’ primary school. Now the ORT JUMP Coordinator, Anna hopes to continue the programme’s success, giving students opportunities and insight into their potential future careers.

  • Mia Lyons

    Programme Manager

    Mia was the ORT JUMP coordinator from 2013-2018. The programme grew from 80 mentor and student partnerships to over 250 during this time and Mia also oversaw the introduction of 5 local community schools. After spending some time working on a Careers Education Programme for Y7-Y11, Mia is now working on the expansion of the ORT JUMP programme into three new community sectors. Mia began her career working in account management for a large advertising agency and went on to run her own fashion business.

  • Natalie Lieberman

    Office Manager

    Natalie joined us in 2014 as maternity cover and has been with us ever since. She runs the office looking after all the finances and administration. She previously worked for CST and prior to that spent 17 years as an exhibition designer.

  • Natanelle Rajwan

    Development Manager

At ORT UK, we are part of ORT’s global network empowering young people through life-changing education.

Simon Alberga, Chairman ORT UK