People


Interim Executive Director: Emma Hickinbotham 

 As Interim Executive Director of the BCCJ, Emma is responsible for the leadership,  general management, and communications strategy of the organisation. Emma is a fluent Japanese speaker with a background in finance, business development and event management. She has spent a total of five years in Japan and lives in Tokyo with her husband and three children.

Operations Manager: Sanae Samata 

Sanae is responsible for office management and event administration and is the BCCJ's longest-serving member of staff. This year marks her 28th year with the organisation.

Membership & Marketing: Joanna Lundt 

Joanna delivers the BCCJ's communication strategy across 9 channels and supports member-to-member business. Her career spans the fields of public relations, marketing, and intercultural education, and she speaks fluent German and Japanese. Joanna is a strong advocate for diversity, equality, and intercultural exchange, and has lived and worked in Japan for a total of six years.

 

Executive Director: Lori Henderson, MBE 

*Currently on maternity leave*

As Executive Director of the BCCJ, Lori Henderson is responsible for the leadership, general management, and communications strategy of the organisation. 

She is an active advocate for Diversity and Inclusion, sustainable business, and talent pool development in Japan, with a particular view towards the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics.

Read Lori's full bio HERE