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Board of Governors

Our board of governors is made up of some of the most experienced business people and educational advisors in the UK, Thailand and beyond. We share some members of this board with Rugby School in the UK to ensure consistency in our values and ambitions as a leading educational body.

Dr. Khunying Kasama Varavarn
Former Permanent Secretary of State to the Thailand Ministry of Education

Education

  •       Harvard University (Bachelors Degree, Social Relations)
  •       Harvard University (Masters Degree, Business)
  •       Harvard University (PhD, Educational Planning)

Previous Experience

  •       1997-2000: Secretary, National Primary Education Commission
  •       2000-2001: Director-General, Ministry of Education
  •       2002-2003: President, Institute of Rajamongkol Technology
  •       2003-2004: Secretary-General, Basic Education Commission
  •       2004-2006: Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education
  •       2006-2009: Secretary-General, Basic Education Commission

M.R. Sukhumbhand Paribatra
Former Governor, Bangkok Metropolitan Administration

Education

  •       1977: Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE), The Pembroke College of University of Oxford
  •       1978: International Relations, Georgetown University , Washington D.C.

Previous Experience

  •       1980-1996: Associate Professor of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University
  •       1987-1995: Advisor to the Thai House of Representatives’ Committee on Foreign Relations
  •       1988-1989: Advisor to (then) Prime Minister , Chatichai Choonhavan
  •       1989-1991: Advisor to the House Committee on Parliamentary Affairs
  •       1992-1993: Chair, Ministry of Commerce Advisory Board on International Trade
  •       1996-2001: Elected Member of Parliament (Bangkok)
  •       1997-2001: Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
  •       2002-2004: Chair, Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats
  •       2005-2008: Deputy Secretary-General of the Democrat Party
  •       2009-2016: Governor, Bangkok Metropolitan Administration

Mr. Harald Link Chaiman, B. Grimm & B.Grimm Power

Education

  •       University of St. Gallen, Switzerland (Bachelor of Economics)
  •       University of St. Gallen, Switzerland Business Administration (MBA)

Previous Experience

  •       1979-1980: Assistant to Managing Partner, B. Grimm
  •       1981-1986: Director, Executive Committee, B. Grimm
  •       Since 1987: Chief Executive Officer, B. Grimm (Bangkok, Thailand)
  •       Grimm was founded in 1878 and is one of the oldest companies in the Kingdom of Thailand. It is also one of the few to be bestowed the Garuda emblem by the Royal Court. Over the course of 130 years, B. Grimm has been active in five major business sectors; Energy, Air Conditioning, Healthcare and Lifestyle Distribution Services, Transportation and Real Estate. It has an estimated net worth of USD1.1 Billion.

Mr. Sonthaya Khunpluem Chief Advisor to the Phalang Chon Party

Education

  •       Assumption College
  •       Sripathum University (LL.B)

Previous Experience

  •       2001-2002: Minister of Science and Technology
  •       2002-2005: Minister of Tourism and Sports
  •       2011-Present: Chief Advisor to the Phalang Chon Party

Current RolesExperience

  •       Chairman of the Chonburi Sports Association
  •       President of Sri Racha Football Association

M.L. Walliwan Varavarn CEO, Srivikorn Group Holdings Co. Ltd

Education

  •       Chulalongkorn University (Bachelor of Commerce)
  •       Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MBA)

Previous Experience

  •       Division Manager, Business Development, Thai Farmers Bank
  •       Director, Finance and Accounting Department, National Petrochemical Corp.
  •       Director and Deputy Managing Director, Bangna Central Property Co. Ltd

Current Positions

  •       Director, DM Midlands Holdings Limited, UK
  •       Director, TCMC Furniture Limited, UK
  •       Director, Madejski Stadium Hotel Limited, UK
  •       Director, Global Utilities Services Co.Ltd
  •       Director, TCH Suminow Co. Ltd
  •       Executive Director, Serenity Assets Co. Ltd
  •       Executive Director, Thailand Carpet Manufacturing Plc
  •       CEO, Srivikorn Group Holdings Co. Ltd

Mr. Prakit Pradipasen Chairman, Independent Director, The Orawan Group Plc.

Education

  •       Silliman University, Philippines (Bachelor of Science)
  •       Wayne State University, USA (MBA)

Previous Experience

  •       2004-2011: Chairman, Thai Sugar Millers Crop
  •       Since 2000: Independent Director, Audit Committee Chairman, Supalai Plc.
  •       Since 2000: Independent Director and Audit Committee, Susco Plc.
  •       Since 2000: Chairman and Independent Director, Asian Marine Service Plc.
  •       Since 2000: Chairman, Independent Director, The Orawan Group Plc.
  •       Since 2002: Director, Myriad Materials Co. Ltd.

M.L. Dr. Taya Kitiyakara Head of Division, Department of Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Faculty of Medicine, Mahidol University

Education

  •       1993-1996: St. Mary’s Medical School, Imperial College, London
  •       1990-1993: Magdalene College, University of Cambridge
  •       1985-1990: Charterhouse School, Godalming, Surrey

Previous Experience

  •       2004-2005: Specialist Registrar (Gastroenterology/Hepatology), Wycombe Hospital
  •       2005-2007: Specialist Registrar/Fellow (Gastroenterology/Hepatology), John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
  •       Since 2008: Head of Division, Department of Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Faculty of  Medicine, Mahidol University

Mr. Sorachon Boonsong Partner/Lawyer at Baker McKenzie

Education

  •       1997: University of Cambridge (LL.M)
  •       1994: Bristol University (LL.M)
  •       1991: Thammasat University (LL.B)

Previous Experience

  •       Mr Boonsong is highly regarded for serving multinational clients in a broad range of commercial transactions involving mergers and acquisitions, insurance company acquisitions, power projects, as well as oil, gas and petrochemical matters. He also handles transactions relating to real estate, hotel/resort and property development as well as insurance, regulatory and environmental law. Mr. Boonsong joined Baker and McKenzie in 1991 and became a partner in….. COMPLETE!

Mr. Yodyiam Teptaranon Board of Director at International Project Administration Company Limited

Education

  •       1976: Chulalongkorn University (Bachelor of Architecture)
  •       1983: University of Illinois (Masters of Architecture)

Previous Experience

  •       1976-1991: Founder and Managing Director, InterPAC
  •       Since 1991: Executive Director, InterPAC
  •       Since 1989, Mr Yodyiam has served The Association of Siamese Architect under Royal Patronage. He shares his professional experience as a special lecturer at several universities and institutions across Thailand. Yodyiam has received an impressive number of awards including the Member of Gargoyle Society (1981), Bradley and Bradley Award (1982) and Best Professional Alumnus from Faculty of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University (1993). In 2005, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Architectural Philosophy from Khon Kaen University.

Sir John Robert Madejski Honorary Chairman of Reading F.C.

Sir John Robert Madejski founded Thames Valley Trader in 1976, later renamed Auto Trader and patterned with the Guardian Media Group in 1982 to give the title national exposure. In 1998, he sold his company, Hurst Publishing, for £174 As well as owning a large number of luxury cars, Madejski became chairman of Reading FC in 1990. The club was later taken over by a Thai consortium but remains actively involved as an honourary life president.

Mrs. Lucinda Homes Chairman of the Board of Governors Rugby School, UK

Education

  •       1978-80     Rugby School                 
  •       Ecole du Louvre
  •       Durham University

Previous Experience

  •       1984-1987   Lowe Howard-Spink & Bell
  •       1987-1988   Bartle Bogle Hegarty
  •       1989-1997   Hobbs and Holmes Ltd, Lowe GroupGovernor, Dragon School, Oxford Director of Oxford Educational Partnership Ltd.

Mr. Robert Hingley Deputy Chairman of the Board of Governors Rugby School, UK

Education

  •       Rugby School
  •       Corpus Christi College, Cambridge

Previous Experience

  •       1982-1985       Coward Chance (now Clifford Chance)
  •       1984               Qualified Solicitor
  •       1985-2000      Schroders (Investment Banking)
  •       1994              Director
  •       1997              Head of Financial Institutions Group
  •       2000-2004     Citigroup Investment Bank
  •       2000-2003     Global Co-Head Financial Institutions Group
  •       2001-2003     Head German Investment Banking
  •       2005-2010     Lexicon Partners, Vice Chairman
  •       2007             Chief Financial Officer, Save the Children
  •       2007-2015     Trustee, Arvon Foundation
  •       2007-2015     Trustee, Save the Children
  •       2007-2010     Director-General, The Panel on Takeovers and Mergers
  •       2010-2015     Managing Director, Lazard & Co. Limited
  •       2012-2016     Director (non-executive) Waterstones Holdings
  •       2012-2014     Director of Investment Affairs, Association of British Insurers
  •       2015-            Partner at Ondra Partners

Dr. Eric Wood, Governor of Rugby School, UK

Education

  •       Rugby School
  •       Corpus Christi College, Cambridge

Previous Experience

  •       1972-1978 Teacher Manchester LEA
  •       1978-1979 Professional Assistant, London Borough of Barking
  •       1979-1989 Staffordshire County Council
  •       1979 Assistant Education Officer
  •       1984 Principal Education Officer
  •       1988 Acting Deputy CEO
  •       1989-2006 Warwickshire County Council
  •       1989 Deputy County Education Officer
  •       1995 County Education Officer
  •       2005 Acting Chief Executive & County Education Officer
  •       2006-2008 Chief Executive, Warwickshire Police Authority
  •       2002-2006 Chair Independent/State School Partnership Forum
  •       2006 – Chair At Andrew’s Benn C.E. (A) Schools
  •       2007 – Freeman, Borough of Rugby
  •       2008 – Chair of Trustees, Westham House Charity
  •       2008 – Governor of Rugby School
  •       2010 – Chair, School Inspection Service
  •       2012-2016 Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner, Warwickshire

Mr. Simon Penniston Governor of Rugby School, UK

Education

  •       Bramcote School
  •       Rugby School
  •       College of Law, Guildford

Previous Experience

  •       1974-1984 Barclays Bank International
  •       1980-1982 Company Secretary’s Assistant
  •       1982-1984 Director, International Finance Division
  •       1984-2000 Barclays Bank PLC, International Banking Group
  •       1996-2000 Bank Finance Director, Financial Institutions Group
  •       2000-2003 KBC Bank N.V.
  •       2003-2013 Head of European Debt Origination and Head of Syndication and Debt Placement, Central Europe
  •       2003-2013 Lloyds Bank
  •       2003-2009 Managing Director, Financial Institutions Debt Capital Markets
  •       2009-2013 Managing Director, Financial Institutions Loan Markets
  •       1980-2004 Trustee, Rugby Clubs Central Fund. Hon Secretary and Trustee, The Rugby Clubs
  •       2005-2017 Chair, Rugby Clubs Adult Section

Mr. Peter Green Head Master of Rugby School, UK

Education

  •       St Josephs College Dumfries
  •       Edinburgh University, MA (Hons)
  •       St Andrews College (Glasgow University) PGCE

Previous Experience

  •       1987-1989 St. Olaves Grammar School – Assistant Master
  •       1989-1995 Strathallan School, Perth – Assistant Master, i/c Rugby
  •       1996-2002 Uppingham School – Housemaster, Head of Geography, i/c Rugby
  •       2002-2007 Ampleforth College – Second Master
  •       2007-2014 Ardingly College – Headmaster
  •       2003-2011 Governor Belhaven Hill
  •       2008-2014 Lay Governor, Local Academic Board
  •       2014 – Rugby School – Head Master

Mr. Neil Hampton Deputy Head of Rugby School, UK

Education

  •       King Edward VI Aston School, Birmingham
  •       1988 St. Peter’s College (Oxford University) – Natural Sciences
  •       1995 Kings College (Cambridge University) – PhD Neurobiology
  •       1996 Queen’s University, Belfast – PGCE

Previous Experience

  •       1996-1998 Campbell College Belfast – Assistant Master
  •       1998-2001 Loughborough Grammar School – Assistant Master
  •       2001- Rugby School – Head of Biology, Housemaster, Assistant Head
  •       2014 – Deputy Head

Mr. Nataphol Teepsuwan, Joint Owner of Rugby School Thailand

Education

  •       University of Boston (Bachelor’s Degree, Business Administration)
  •       Thammasat University (MSc Business Administration)

Previous Experience

  •       2009-2013: Member of Parliament, Bangkok (2 Terms)
  •       2008-2013: General Manager, Democrat Party
  •       2003-2008: Director, Thai-German Ceramic Industry Plc.
  •       2000-2008: Sales and Marketing Director/Executive Board Member Thailand Carpet Manufacturing Plc.
  •       Since 2011: Chairman of the Board, Bangkok Football Club
  •       Since 2011: Director, Football Association of Thailand
  •       Since 2016: Chairman, Rugby School Thailand

Mrs. Taya Teepsuwan, Joint Owner of Rugby School Thailand

Education

  •       1999-2001: Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration, Chulalongkorn University (MBA)
  •       1994-1995: London School of Economics (MSc Analysis, Design and Management of Information Systems)
  •       1990-1994: Chulalongkorn University (BSc Economics)

Previous Experience

  •       1995-1997: Credit Officer, Siam Commercial Bank Public Company Limited
  •       2004-2008: Managing Director, All-Living Co. Ltd
  •       2009-2013: Deputy Governor, Bangkok Metropolitan Adm inistration
  •       Since 2015:Founder and Chairwoman, Social Connect Association
  •       Since 2015: Director, Wisdom Enterprises Co. Ltd
  •       Since 2013: Vice President, Srivikorn Group Holdings Co. Ltd
  •       Since 2016: Chief Executive Officer, Rugby School Thailand
  •       Managing Director, Marin Engineering Co., Ltd.
  •       Since 1997: Managing Director, Srivikorn School

Mr. Kamolaphat Teepsuwan, Joint Owner of Rugby School Thailand

Education

  •       Worcester Polytechnic  Institute
  •       Boston University (MBA)
  •       Boston University (Master in Communication and Broadcasting)

Previous Experience

  •       1995-2000: Fx Trader/ Credit Officer of Siam Commercial Bank Plc.
  •       2000-2002: Credit Analyst/ Relationship Manager of Citi Bank, Thailand
  •       2002-2014: Vice President Sales/ Product Development of Royal Porcelain PLC.
  •       Since 2014: Director of Royal Porcelain PLC.
  •       Manager Director of Pattaya Grand Village
  •       Chairman of Wisdom Enterprises Co., Ltd.

 

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