Committee

The society members that make the society happen

Chieftain
Karen Anne Burr

Karen came to Thailand in
2001 and worked as a teacher for another 22 years in Bangkok until retiring last year. She joined the committee of the Society in 2011…

Vice-Chieftain
Jina Phenix

Jina returned to Thailand in 2009 and started volunteering behind the scenes to help find sponsors for the society from 2011 and elected the Vice Chieftain in 2023…

Treasurer
Len Johnstone

Whilst in Bangkok, Len has
attended most of the St Andrew’s society’s Balls since 1997. He also has had a strong association with both music and theatre in Thailand.

Honorary Secretary
Kirsty Hastie Smith

Kirsty has been a member of the St Andrew’s Society for 20 years, 19 of which on the committee. She arrived in Bangkok as a dancer and bagpiper.

Committee
John MacTaggart

John is now retired but helping health authorities and hospitals. John is a co-founder of the Little Birds Youth Network, supporting young people with HIV/AIDS.

Committee
Machar Smith

Machar first came to Thailand in 2015, with the intention to stay for 1 year, yet took to the country, the culture, the cuisine so much so that he opted to stay!

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