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.

Martin Foster is a writer who has lived in Tokyo since 1977. After a career in financial journalism he has recently ventured into environmental issues, including the over-fishing of bluefin tuna and alternative energy.

Joshua Ferris is senior manager at Michael Page Japan. He has been in the country for more than 10 years and has worked in the firm’s Japan IT business for seven years, specialising in IT vendor clients.

squareVid Gunapala is team leader for financial services technology at Michael Page Japan. He has over seven years of recruitment experience in London and Tokyo, specialising in this field in Japan since 2010.

Sarah Parsons uses her 19 years of Japan-related experience to run her own consultancy business, Japan in Perspective. She is the chair of The Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme Alumni Association, UK.

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.

squarePhillip Morris is CTO of BT Japan and Head of Solution Engineering, AMEA. He specialises in cloud computing, big data analytics, high-performance computing and cyber-security architecture.

Junko Mizuno, works for Sports for Life Japan, a member of the Corporate Games Tokyo office. She handles registrations and all enquiries concerning the Games.

squareDr Greg Story is president of Dale Carnegie Training Japan.