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.

Lucy Alexander is a freelance journalist and correspondent for The Times in Tokyo.

squareVanessa Holden is a project manager at Business Link Japan, where she is closely involved with the Export to Japan project.

squareAshley Harvey is country manager for VisitBritain. He is a seasoned sales and marketing professional with over 16 years of experience in Asia and Europe.

squareAntony Tran is a Tokyo-based photographer who specialises in events, commercial, portraits and street photography.
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squareCassie Easter is event coordinator and marketing assistant at Shine On! Kids and a freelancer in the greater Tokyo area.

squareDr Tom Lomax is a general practitioner at the Tokyo Medical and Surgical Clinic. After training in the UK, he obtained a Japanese medical licence in 2008.

squareMichael Shearer OBE is consul-general for western Japan, and is based in Osaka. He joined the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in 2007 from HSBC. Michael has worked in New York, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Taipei, Freetown and Pretoria.

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.