Kathleen has worked with Tokyo Express Co., Inc. for over 30 years. She was re-elected president of the British Benevolent Society in 2012 and has served on the board on and off since 2001. She serves on the board of the Japan Society of Northern California, and served as president (1995-97). She serves on the board of British American Business Council (BABC) Northern California and served as President and Chairman (2001-2008). Kathleen also serves on the executive committee of BABC bi-lateral as the BABC regional representative for the western region. In addition, she serves on the board of the Ladies of the San Francisco Consular Corps and on their US Support Committee; is co-chair of the San Francisco-Osaka Sister City Association; is chair of the Millbrae Japanese Culture Festival Committee; serves on the Millbrae Sister Cities Commission and on the board of NORCAL Sister Cities International. Affiliations include The Japan Society, London. Kathleen is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and was awarded an MBE by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth in 2006, and received the Foreign Minister of Japan’s 2013 Award. More recently in November 2015, Kathleen was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays, by the Japanese Government.