The Club elects a General Committee of eight to ten members each March at the Annual General Meeting. The General Committee for 2019/20 is:
Jack Dunford MBE
Came to Thailand to solve Bangkok’s traffic problems and then spent 30 years taking care of a quarter of a million refugees and displaced people from Burma. The full time demands of chairing the GC keeps my promised book perpetually on hold.
Mark E Buchanan
Mark is the MD of Evolution Wellness Holdings, South East Asia’s largest Fitness and Wellness provider and operator of the Fitness First Clubs and Celebrity Fitness Clubs in Thailand.
A big Newcastle United fan and a lover of sport, music and film , Mark competed at representative levels in both rugby and boxing , long since retired from both pursuits he is now an enthusiastic triathlete, racing regularly across Asia.
Mark and his family enjoy British Club brunches and relaxing in the new Silom Wing.
When not at university, I helped run our family hillside pub the Pack Horse Inn, which boasts over 120 single malts and is on the Pennine way. When it isn’t blowing a hurricane outside it is a very pleasant place.
In need of a proper job, I moved down to London and worked on software for the MoD in Holborn, which was installed on navy ships and submarines. In May 2001, having been inspired by others taking time out before university, I decided to uproot and head off blindly into SE Asia. By chance I met someone holidaying in Samui who had a dev manager job offer – which I happily took! Since then I have been working in Bangkok, firstly for a company that built the software that ran the entire set of Bumrungrad hospital departments, then for Microsoft Thailand for 5 years and now for Orion Health in Ploenchit as the software architect building regional health systems in New Zealand, Turkey and SE Asia.
I play squash (not very well but improving) in the leagues and enjoy the new Silom wing at weekends with my wife Pui, and 3 year old son Harry. We live in Bang Na to be close to Patana school.