Who We Are

Samakee Directors

Meet the board of directors

Roy Barrett

Roy Barrett

Director (Chairman)

Roy has been involved with St. Andrews since its inception in 1996 and brings with him enormous experience of local and international business, as well as 20 years’ previous experience as a Board member of Bangkok Patana School – where he also served as treasurer for most of that time. Roy originates from the UK where he worked at Price Waterhouse before coming to Thailand over 40 years ago and rising to become Finance Director of a major International company based in Bangkok. In addition to his role with St. Andrews, Roy also runs his own businesses and can be contacted on barrettbkk@gmail.com

Graham Sullivan

Graham Sullivan

Director

Graham was also a founder member of the St. Andrews group has been closely involved with St. Andrews since the very beginning. He came to Thailand in 1992 to take up the post of Headteacher at Bangkok Patana School and during his 9 years as Head, the school was transformed into the large International School with the reputation for excellence that it enjoys today. Prior to coming to Thailand, Graham was a Headteacher and Educational Inspector in the UK and brings all that experience to our school. Graham is very closely involved with the establishment and running of HHIS and can be contacted by email on  graham@gsullivan.uk

Monica Sudhirak

Monica Sudhirak

Director

In her 30 plus years in teaching, Monica has worked as a head teacher at four different schools and was head of Bangkok Patana’s Early Years Unit for a number of years. She was then founding head of the first St. Andrews School in Thailand and has been Head of St. Andrews Samakee (www.standrews-samakee.com) since it opened in 2000. From the beginning of her teaching career, Monica has specialised in early years education and recognises the crucial  importance of play as a context for young children’s learning. Monica can be contacted at msudhirak@standrews-samakee.com

Tabietha Sudhirak

Tabietha Sudhirak

Director

Tabietha was born in the United States and has been working with the St. Andrews Group of schools for 20 years. She undertook her teacher-training in the U.K. and has a Masters Degree in Special Educational Needs. During her career, she gained experience of working with children from Nursery to Year 4 in the U.K., Finland and Thailand. Tabietha has been the Special Educational Needs coordinator at St. Andrews Samakee for the past 10 years, as well as the Early Years Foundation Stage team leader. She is a keen photographer and art enthusiast and particularly loves working on creative projects with the children. Tabietha can be contacted at tsudhirak@standrews-samakee.com

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