Lori Henderson MBE has been BCCJ executive director since February 2011.

David Bickle is a tax director with Deloitte Tohmatsu Tax Co. and is the president of the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan.

Simon Farrell, publisher, was ACCJ Journal editor-in-chief until September 2009. After graduating from the London School of Journalism in 1992, he worked as a reporter and editor in Dubai, Cape Town, Havana and Tokyo for the UK, Japanese, Arab and South African press.

Kathryn Wortley is deputy editor at Custom Media. She has an academic background in media and Japanese, and a portfolio of published work in the UK and Japan.

Ian de Stains OBE, a former BBC producer and presenter, has been based in Japan since 1976.
From 1987 to 2011, he was BCCJ executive director. Ian now focuses on writing, consulting and coaching and is the executive director of TELL. dest (at)

Julian Ryall is Tokyo correspondent for The Daily Telegraph.

Mark Schreiber is an author and translator who has been based in Tokyo since 1966. He was employed as a media analyst in market research before turning to freelance writing.

squareJohn Amari is a writer and researcher from the UK who specialises in articles on intellectual property and business.

squareAnthony Drennan DMD graduated from Tufts University, Massachusetts, in 1997 and has a practice at the Tokyo Clinic Dental Office. Anthony’s patients are primarily expats and their children.

squareGeoff Rupp is chairman of Language Resources Ltd. He studied Russian and German at the University of Nottingham and applied linguistics at the University of Reading. Geoff has a strong interest in language and HR development, and started the firm in 1981.

squarePhilippa Greenwood is the major sporting events manager at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office. She was a participant of the Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme in Fukushima Prefecture from 1996–1998, and worked at the British Embassy Tokyo from 2006–2009.

Paul Leonard is head of studio at Custom Media and designer of BCCJ ACUMEN. He has 27 years of experience in publishing and design.

squareKana Shimoyoshi is project coordinator at Custom Media. She compiles the events pages of BCCJ ACUMEN.

squareHiroki Ito is the group director of McCann Truth Central Tokyo, the thought leadership group of global communications agency McCann Worldgroup.

squareAya Miyashita is PR director of I&S BBDO, the Japanese arm of the global advertising agency network BBDO Worldwide.

squareDonald Nordeng has over 20 years experience in the organic food and cosmetic industries in Japan and has published one book and co-authored two others on the subject.