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Honorary Members

Mr. Steve Buckley

Mr. Steve Buckley

Mr. Steve Buckley

Steve has been the Director of Trade and Investment at the British Embassy in Bangkok (covering both Cambodia and Laos as well as Thailand) since August 2005.

Since entering the British Diplomatic Service in 1972, Steve's early career took him to all parts of the globe - Amman (Jordan), Canberra (Australia) and Dakar (Senegal). In 1987, however, he went to Seoul for what turned out to be the first of four successive postings in Asia - a part of the world he first went to as a child some 50 years ago when accompanying his father on a posting to Singapore.

In 1987, Korea very much lived up to its' name of being a "Hermit Kingdom" but the Olympic Games in 1988 changed all that by opening the country up to the rest of the world. As a result, British exports more than tripled from £250 million per annum to £800 million during the five years Steve was there.

After a stint in London, Steve returned to Asia in 1996 to take up the position of Deputy Director of Trade and Investment at the British High Commission in Kuala Lumpur. This was also an exciting time to be in one of Asia's Tiger markets but this only lasted a year before the 1997 SE Asian downturn had a dramatic negative impact on all the regional economies.

A move to Beijing followed in 2000. This enabled Steve to witness at firsthand the remarkable transformation that was taking place in China. Something not limited to huge strides on the economical front (ie massive investment in the country's infrastructure - particularly, in the run-up to the 2008 Olympic Games) but, above all, a dramatic change in China's relations with the outside world - encapsulated in the Central Government's "Go Overseas" policy.

Steve left Beijing in April 2005 and started his current job three months later.

Mr. Steve Buckley

Mr. Bernard Coe

Mr. Bernard Coe

Mr. Bernard Coe

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Mr. Bernard Coe

Mr. Alan Craig

Mr. Alan Craig

Mr. Alan Craig

- Scottish, from Glasgow
- came to Thailand as Managing Director, Cable & Wireless
- later established own business, Survive In Asia Limited
- Chairman, British Chamber of Commerce Thailand
- Vice Chieftain, Bangkok St Andrews Society
- Committee, British Community in Thailand Foundation for the Needy
- 22 years in Thailand
- before coming to Thailand was General Manager, Development SSU, Mercury Communications, London
- 5 years in England
- Head Instructor, King Wilkinson BV, Kaduna Oil Refinery
- President, Kaduna Rugby Union Football Club, Nigeria
- Director, Annual Rugby Club Revue, Kaduna, Nigeria
- 7 years in Nigeria
- MA Glasgow University
- MBA Strathclyde University
- Foundation Member, Big Issue Scotland
- Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (FCIM)
- Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (FCMI)
- Fellow of the Business Continuity Institute (FBCI)

Mr. Alan Craig

Mr Richard Cromwell

Mr Richard Cromwell

Mr Richard Cromwell

- Worked for HSBC (Hongkong Bank) for 37 years in Brunei, Guam, Hong Kong, India, Thailand and UK. CEO of HSBC Thailand from 1994 to 1998.
- Chairman of Foreign Banks Group Thailand 1994 to 1996, Director of Foreign Banks Association Thailand 1997 to 1998.
- Director of BCCT 1994 to 1996 and Chairman 1997 to 1998.
- Played rugby for Brunei, Hong Kong and India.
- Hon. Secretary of HKRFU 1978/79. This included organizing 1979 Hong Kong International Rugby Sevens Tournament.
- Married to Rita for 30+ years. 2 daughters, 1 son + 2 grand daughters.
- Retired to Thailand in OCT01.
- Built a house in Bang Saray (near Sattahip).
- Now works part-time for Woods Bagot as Chairman. Also Chairman of Bangkok Nursing Home Association and acts as an advisor to The School for Life, Chiang Mai.
- Tries to play golf mainly to work up a thirst.

Mr Richard Cromwell

Mr. Mark Devadason

Mr. Mark Devadason

Mr. Mark Devadason

Mark Devadason has been appointed Group Head of Regions, Corporate Affairs, based in Hong Kong, effective July 2010.

Mark is also a member of the Board of Standard Chartered Bank in Thailand.

Throughout his 25-year career at Standard Chartered Bank, he has had broad based management experience with Wholesale Banking, Consumer Banking and Human Resources and has been a CEO for the past 7 years. Prior to this posting, he was the CEO for Standard Chartered Bank in Thailand from 2008-2010 and for Japan from 2003-2007.

In his role as CEO Thailand, Mark has steered the management team and the Bank through an extremely difficult economic and political environment, delivering a strong results, a refreshed sustainable consumer banking strategy and enhancing the franchise value of the brand, so that the Bank is well positioned for future growth. Mark has led many strategic initiatives: including championing a stronger customer service culture, enhancing brand awareness and Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives. His leadership on employee engagement initiatives led the bank in achieving the Gallup Great Workplace award in 2010.

During his tenure in Thailand, Mark also served as Chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce of Thailand and Second Vice Chairman of the Association of International Banks.

He graduated from the University of Bristol, UK, in 1985 with a Bachelors degree in Philosophy and Economics. Mark has also completed several management programs, including courses at INSEAD, Templeton and the London Business School.

He is married with two children and enjoys photography, tennis, golf and jogging in his spare time.

Mr. Mark Devadason

Mr. David Fall CMG

Mr. David Fall CMG

Mr. David Fall CMG

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Mr. David Fall CMG

Mr. Mark Fraser

Mr. Mark Fraser

Mr. Mark Fraser

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Mr. Mark Fraser

Mr. Jon Gray

Mr. Jon Gray

Mr. Jon Gray

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Mr. Jon Gray

Mr. Simon Landy

Mr. Simon Landy

Mr. Simon Landy

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Mr. Simon Landy

Mr. Graham Macdonald MBE

Mr. Graham Macdonald MBE

Mr. Graham Macdonald MBE

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Mr. Graham Macdonald MBE

Mr. Vishnu Mohan

Mr. Vishnu Mohan

Mr. Vishnu Mohan

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Mr. Vishnu Mohan

Mr Jeremy B Stewardson

Mr Jeremy B Stewardson

Mr Jeremy B Stewardson

I first took up residence in Bangkok in June 1996 as Managing Director of Jones Lang Wootton's [now Jones Lang LaSalle's] Thai and Indochinese operations and took on my predecessors Chamber Committee seat. In 1997, following the mid-year posting overseas of then Chamber Chairman Richard Cromwell, I was honoured to be invited to take up the position. I served therein until my departure from Thailand in January 2001.

During this time, covering the worst of the Asian Financial crisis and hence difficult times for most businesses, the Chamber's continued growth was down to the hard work and energy of the it's Executive Director and staff as well as the invaluable contributions from and teamwork of the Committee [now Board of Directors]. Relations with the British Embassy and other Chambers became closer during this time as well, in the face of difficulties facing the country and the benefits of mutual assistance.

Since departing Thailand some 5 years ago, I have been undertaking Property Consultancy projects for a range of corporate and private clients in Hongkong, Shanghai, Tokyo and Macau. My current brief is to run the Asset Management Company of a publicly quoted Real Estate Investment Trust in Hongkong.

Having first arrived in Asia in the late 1970's and been a regular visitor to the Country ever since, Thailand's allure has remained for me and my family through the ups and downs of political and economic life.

Mr Jeremy B Stewardson

Mr. David Tarrant

Mr. David Tarrant

Mr. David Tarrant

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Mr. David Tarrant

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