Alison Jambert, a founding director of Tokyo-based branding agency, Eat Creative K.K., became BCCJ President in April. Alison has over 20 years’ experience in marketing for premium brands and manages key accounts as well as business development.

Lori Henderson became BCCJ executive director on 1 February. She previously worked for a media firm producing global management video lectures for Japan’s first fully online university. Lori has a Master’s degree from the University of St. Andrews.

Suzanne Price is the president of Price Global, a Tokyo-based change agent specialising in diversity and inclusion for Asia-Pacific.

Ian de Stains, OBE served as BCCJ Executive Director from 1987 to 2010. After joining the BBC in 1969 he was seconded to NHK in Tokyo in 1976. Mr De Stains was appointed OBE in 1993 for commercial and community service.

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.

Brandi Goode is an editor at Custom Media K.K. with journalism experience spanning three countries.

Dr Nicola Yeboah is a British doctor who graduated from the University of London in 1999. She has a Japanese medical licence and is currently working in Tokyo as a general practitioner.

Liina Kuusik is an Estonian expat who specialises in managing cross-functional teams and client relations. She focuses on driving growth in new, high-potential markets through digital and web marketing strategies.

Jonathan Sampson is the regional director for Hays Specialist Recruitment Japan K.K. He has worked in numerous areas of recruitment for over a decade and in Japan for the past 18 months.

Kei Sakaguchi is a communications and external affairs executive with over 20 years experience at Sony Corporation and Coca-Cola Japan Co., Ltd. He is currently a senior manager at Meltwater Japan, an online media intelligence firm.