President & Executive Committee

Introducing our Executive Committee (Excom) for BCCJ year 2017-2018, elected at our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on April 20 2017.

President 

David Bickle is currently serving his fourth term as BCCJ President, and is a Tax Partner at Deloitte Tohmatsu Tax Co. He previously worked for Kobe Steel, and has represented Japan in international rugby competitions.

  • Follow David on Twitter @BCCJ_President
    - Read David's monthly articles in BCCJ ACUMEN magazine HERE

    Executive Committee

(In alphabetical order)

  • Alison Beale
    University of Oxford Japan Office

  • David Bickle
    Deloitte Tohmatsu Tax Co.

  • Mark Dearlove
    Barclays Securities Japan Limited

  • James Dodds
    KPMG

  • Simon Farrell
    Custom Media K.K.

  • Philippe Fauchet OBE
    GSK K.K.

  • Iain Ferguson
    Lloyd’s Japan Inc.

  • Susumu Kaminaga
    Individual Member

  • Dr. Florian Kohlbacher
    The Economist Group

  • Julia Maeda
    Individual Member

  • Guy Perryman MBE
    Inter FM

  • Reiko Sakimura
    Clifford Chance Law Office

  • Noriko Silvester
    Candlewick Co., Ltd.

  • Richard Thornley CBE
    Individual Member

  • Trevor Webster
    Taylor Brunswick K.K.
Ex officio Members
  • Chris Heffer
    UK Trade and Investment, British Embassy Tokyo
  • Matt Burney
    British Council Japan

What does the Excom do? 

The Excom meets once a month to discuss BCCJ business, and review the organisation's progress in promoting the interests of all members. 

Read more about the role of the Excom HERE

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The taskforce information below will be updated after the new 2017-8 taskforces have been determined:

Excom Taskforces (6) 

As of May 2016, the following Excom taskforces have been in operation:

(Leader, in brackets)

  • Membership (Iain Ferguson)
  • Events (Alison Beale)
  • Communications
  • Community 
  • 2020 Tokyo Olympics & Paralympics / 2019 Rugby World Cup 
  • British Business Awards - BBA (Simon Farrell)

Excom Roles (5)

Excom members are also taking responsibility for the following functional roles:

  • Finance (James Dodds)
  • Legal (Reiko Sakimura)
  • EBC partnership (Jonty Brunner)
  • British Embassy partnership (Chris Heffer)
  • British Council partnership (Matt Burney)

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