Bea joined Panasonic, in 2018 as Associate GC for Legal Innovation. Bea’s role includes introducing and implementing ideas to improve the effectiveness of the global legal & compliance department at the Japanese headquartered, 100 year-old multinational. Prior to Panasonic, Bea spent 11 years with General Electric, most recently as GC for one of GE Capital’s global product lines covering legal risk and transactions in 36 jurisdictions across 6 continents. Bea is qualified as a Solicitor in England and Wales and started her career at Slaughter and May’s London office, later joining Simmons & Simmons’/TMI Associates’ joint venture in Tokyo. In total she has spent 14 years living and working in Japan. Bea speaks Japanese and graduated in Mathematics from Oxford University.