About Us - HALICO





Darren Halliday has 20yrs working experience in Japan, most of which is in education and publishing. Prior to founding HALICO and becoming the CEO, he held the position of Representative Director at the Japanese subsidiary of Macmillan Education, part of the SpringerNature group. Darren has a passion for creativity and developing better solutions for business, teaching and learning. 

Business Consultant


Haruo Ono has 35 years experience working for foreign-affiliated companies,  and has served 25 of them in a senior management position for 3  companies and managed their Japanese subsidiaries. Haruo recently held  the positions of Executive Director of the Academic Association for  Copyright Clearance in April 2015 and then, in June 2016, moved back to  the UK-headquartered media and information-service industry and  appointed as Sales Director-ASPAC/AUS at Pharma Intelligence | Informa.

Academic Consultant


Andrew Boon is a professor in the faculty of Global  Communications at Toyo Gakuen University, Tokyo. He has been teaching in  Japan for over 20 years. He holds a PhD in Applied Linguistics from  Aston University. He has presented at numerous domestic and  international conferences and has published articles on teacher  development, motivation, and methodology. He is also author and  co-author of textbooks and graded readers for English language learners.