As a Canadian and resident of Japan since 2001, I have been an active member of the Chamber since 2009. I am currently the chair of the finance and administration committee and the acting treasurer. As treasurer, I have been involved at various levels with CCCJ events and projects while also working with CCCJ staff on monthly financial planning and the annual closing. Most recently I was a member of the office relocation committee.
Two years ago, our company completed an operations audit of the Chamber. Since then, the Chamber has implemented many of the recommendations of the audit by updating computer systems and software, increasing security of financial transactions and data, improving efficiency and beginning a policies and procedures manual. As a member of the Board of Governors I would like to further support these improvements to the operations of the Chamber.
My professional background includes human resources consulting, financial services administration and compliance, education and training, accounting, and business consulting in Japan and for Japanese companies incorporating abroad.
My current position is consulting services for foreign entities entering the Japan market, including several Canadian firms. I therefore have a direct professional interest in the Canada-Japan business relationship which has been supported greatly by CCCJ projects such as the EPA Symposium.
As Governor, further to the objectives mentioned above, I would like to continue as the treasurer of the Chamber and increase the activity and participation by other members in the finance and administration committee. I hope to encourage other members to help maintain the recent growth and momentum of the Chamber.
I would like to thank all members for their participation and support of the chamber and encourage everyone to become more active in this organization which has provided me with many opportunities, experiences and friends.