Who we are

Rachael Castell, Founder

Rachael is the Founder of OurPledge and acts as CEO. This role builds on 18 years of business development experience investigating the application of innovative technology to drive real-world community interactions. Having spearheaded digital projects for opera companies, arts institutions and cinemas, including the Europe-wide Creative Media funded project ‘Support Your Local Cinema’ she is now passionate about applying this understanding to bringing about positive, practical solutions to the climate crisis, meeting consumers where they are and offering empowerment and agency through accessible digital means.

Alis Cox, Co-founder

Alis is a Co-Founder of OurPledge and acts as Chief Operating Officer. Alis has a wealth of experience in building strong operational processes to enable businesses to be the best they can be. Previous positions on leadership teams and at board level mean Alis understands how to implement strategic vision while harnessing operational efficiency. Alis thrives on shaping overall strategy while managing teams and embedding a collaborative culture. Also passionate about sustainability and building community, Alis brings this knowledge to create lasting, sustainable impact locally, nationally and beyond!

Jessica Hayman, Marketing Assistant

Jess is OurPledge’s marketing assistant, overseeing outreach via our newsletter, social media and digital comms. Jess brings her interest in responsible consumerism and her previous experience working for a sustainable fashion label to her role at OurPledge. In her spare time, Jess can be found taking snaps with her DSLR camera and foraging in East London’s green spaces.

Tolu Adu, Digital Assistant

Tolu is OurPledge’s Digital Assistant, supporting the redesign and development of the OurPledge website. Following several months as a content integrator for Capita, Tolu brings his understanding of e-Learning platforms to the company as we evolve to offer more training and support programmes. In his spare time, Tolu can be found in the gym, watching YouTube or working on his start-up idea.