Tim Hitchens CMG LVO was appointed British ambassador to Japan in December 2012 and has previously been posted to Pakistan, Afghanistan and France.

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 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.

squareDavid Hulmes is a journalist with 25 years of experience of Fleet Street and the international media.

squareDr Greg Story is president of Dale Carnegie Training Japan.

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

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.

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.

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.