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.

squareAntony Tran is a Tokyo-based photographer who specialises in events, commercial, portraits and street photography.
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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.

squareBrian Christian has been principal of the British School in Tokyo since August 2012. This is his third international headship after working in Singapore and Shanghai.

squareTrevor Webster is area manager of de Vere Group Tokyo K.K.. He has worked in Tokyo for over 10 years specialising in retirement and estate planning for the international community.

squareDr Greg Story is president of Dale Carnegie Training Japan.

squareAndy Lawson has been living in Japan since 1997, and is an English for academic purposes instructor on a Tokyo-based one-year college programme that prepares students for study overseas.

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.

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.

Raphael ColellaRaphael Colella is a manager in the technology team of Michael Page Japan. He has a Masters degree in international development and management from Lund University in Sweden, and joined Michael Page in 2010.

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.