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NIST Executive School Board

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NIST Executive School Board

Each year at the annual NIST Foundation Retreat, the members of the foundation vote to appoint an Executive School Board to oversee NIST and ensure our continued growth. In addition to oversight of the school’s operations, together with NIST Foundation members, the board forms committees to support particular areas.

The full list of members for each committee, including appointees from the NIST Foundation and NIST Executive School Boards, will be updated in mid-September.

NIST Executive School Board

  1. Mr. Prab Thakral (Executive School Board Chair)
  2. Mr. Tanon Tantisunthorn (Representative of the Licensee / Vice Chair)
  3. Mr. Wai Kiat Michael Soon (Representative of the Parents)
  4. Ms. Angkana Uthaisangchai (Member)
  5. Mr. Bruce Hemmingsen (Member)
  6. Mr. Charoen (Timmy) Kokar (Member)
  7. Mr. Lars Olov Svensson (Member)
  8. Ms. Pornpan Chayasuntorn (Member)
  9. Mr. Thanes Rajatapiti (Member)
  10. Dr. James Dalziel (Staff Representative)
  11. Ms. Poonam Sachdev (School Director & Secretary)

Campus Development Committee

The role of the Campus Development Committee function is to develop and implement a master plan for the rebuilding and refurbishment of the NIST campus to ensure the future needs of the school are met. The committee oversees the planning and procurement of all projects over one million Thai baht before submission to the NIST Executive Board for final approval, and also monitors the repair and maintenance schedule.

  1. Mr. Prab Thakral (Chair)
  2. Mr. Lars Olov Svensson
  3. Mr. Quincy Yu
  4. Mr. Sathaporn Kamkong
  5. Mr. Suksawat Watewai
  6. Dr. James Dalziel (Head of School)
  7. Ms. Poonam Sachdev (Secretary)

Communication & Fundraising Committee

The role of the Communications & Fundraising Committee is to ensure that NIST has a comprehensive plan for reputation management and fundraising, particularly by cultivating relationships in and outside the community. The committee seeks to understand trends in the local and global international school markets to guide NIST’s continued growth.

  1. Mr. Wai Kiat Michael Soon (Chair)
  2. Ms. Angkana Uthaisangchai
  3. Mr. Bruce Hemmingsen (B)
  4. Dr. Papinya Sirimongkolkasem
  5. Dr. James Dalziel (Head of School)
  6. Ms. Poonam Sachdev (Secretary)

Finance Committee

The role of the Finance Committee is to oversee the school’s financial performance to ensure the long-term financial sustainability of NIST. The committee also has responsibility for oversight of the financial control environment and the determination of optimal financing for campus development projects, review of the annual budget prepared by NIST leadership and recommendations for annual fee increases for consideration by the NIST Executive Board and NIST Foundation.

  1. Mr. Charoen (Timmy) Kokar
  2. Ms. Cong Tran
  3. Mr. Sarut Ruttanaporn
  4. Dr. James Dalziel (Head of School)
  5. Ms. Poonam Sachdev (Secretary)

HR & Governance Committee

The role of the Human Resources & Governance Committee is to oversee all of the school’s policies and practices as they pertain to the recruitment, remuneration, retention and development of faculty and staff. Additionally, the committee analyzes market trends and considers the future needs of the school to ensure that it remains competitive within an international market, while also assuming responsibility for the annual appraisal of the Head of School and the self-evaluation of the NIST Executive Board.

  1. Mr. Prab Thakral (Chair)
  2. Mr. Bruce Hemmingsen
  3. Ms. Pornpan Chayasuntorn
  4. Mr. Tanon Tantisunthorn
  5. Mr. Thanes Rajatapiti
  6. Dr. James Dalziel (Head of School)
  7. Ms. Poonam Sachdev (Secretary)

Strategic Development Committee

The role of the Strategic Development Committee is to work with the Head of School and senior leadership in developing and maintaining the school’s strategic plan, and review the plan on an annual basis to ensure that progress is made in reaching objectives, goals and measures. The committee identifies and monitors trends in education, employment and society to ascertain the future needs of the school.

  1. Mr. Thanes Rajatapiti (Chair)
  2. Ms. Angkana Uthaisangchai
  3. Dr. Nattavut Kulnides
  4. Dr. Vanessa Steinmayer
  5. Mr. Yosathep Singhsachathet
  6. Dr. James Dalziel (Head of School)
  7. Ms. Poonam Sachdev (Secretary)

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