We have various committees that help run and develop the Chamber. They are managed by a board member. However non board members are able to join some of the Committees if they are a member of the Chamber. We are always welcoming new members who wish to volunteer their time and skills.

Please contact us if you would like to contribute. Either contact the committee manager directly or contact the Secretariat (secretariat [at]


Marcoms Committee

*Board Member Only

Manager: Sarah Hickey (sarah.hickey [at]

Purpose: To develop and operate the IJCC's marketing and communication efforts. Including the website and social media sites (Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook). 


Events Committee

*Board Member Only

Manager: Aisling Barry (aisling.barry [at]

Purpose: To develop the IJCC's schedule of events to ensure high-quality, interesting and valued events are available to our members.


Membership Committee

*Board Member Only

Manager: Pat Ryan (pat.ryan [at]

Purpose: To ensure the needs of our existing members are being met and to develop new members and sponsors for the Chamber.


Regional Committee

Manager: Pat Ryan (pat.ryan [at]

Purpose: To create bilateral awareness between the IJCC and businesses in regional areas in Japan. 


Market Entry Committee

Manager: Pat Ryan (pat.ryan [at]

Purpose: To support companies and founders/professionals with a connection to Ireland, to grow their businesses in the Japanese market. To proactively highlight the opportunities that the Japanese market presents, and build greater awareness of the Japanese market.


Sports & Culture Committee

Manager: Aisling Barry (aisling.barry [at]

Purpose: To support Irish sports organisations and Irish sports people in Japan and to promote stronger ties between Ireland and Japan in the area of sport.


Sustainability Committee 

Manager: Rick Grehan(richard.grehan [at]

Purpose: Drive a positive impact in terms of social responsibility and sustainability in both the IJCC community and wider Ireland-Japan community through chamber activities.


Food, Beverage and Hospitality Committee

Manager: Sarah Hickey (sarah.hickey [at]

Purpose: To support and connect food and beverage companies, brands and professionals with a connection to Ireland, to expand their businesses in the Japanese market and in Ireland.


DEI Committee

Manager: Brietta O'Leary (brietta.oleary [at]

Purpose: Drive and raise awareness of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the IJCC community, and the wider Ireland-Japan community, through chamber example and activities.