Despite heavy rain and gridlock traffic, there was a great turnout for the Australian Alumni Awards, one of the premier, annual events for Australian alumni. The awards pays tribute and recognizes alumni for their achievements and contributions to Thailand. Australian Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand, His Excellency Mr. Allan McKinnon was on hand to welcome His Excellency Dr. Chirayu Isarangkun Na Ayuthaya, Privy Councillor and Mr. Anucha Burapachaisri, Government Spokesperson.
The Australian Alumni Association (Thailand) is honoured to be a part and support this annual event and thanks all of its members for joining the committee and senior alumni elders for a most memorable night. AAA (Thailand) would like to congratulate alumni recognized for their contributions and achievements in 2020.
Alumni of the Year Award
Australian Embassy Thailand ‘Alumni of the Year Award’: H.E. Thani Thongphakdi; Thailand’s Ambassador to the United States; Alumni from the Australian National University;
Alumni Leadership Award
Blackmores ‘Alumni Leadership Award’: Associate Professor Dr Suphat Supachalasai; Director of Australian Studies Centre (ASC), Thammasat University; Alumni from Australian National University;
Alumni Community Engagement Award
AustCham Thailand ‘Alumni Community Engagement Award’: Dr. Siriluk Chumchean; Managing Director, Panya Consultants; Alumni from The University of New South Wales;
Young Alumni Award
The University of Newcastle, Australia ‘Young Alumni Award’: Jade Prasertrungreung; News Anchor / Nation Broadcasting Corporation (Nation TV); Alumni from University of Canberra.
Alumni Entrepreneurial Award
dwp ‘Alumni Entrepreneurial Award’: Gavin Vongkusolkit; Managing Director, Heritage Estates Co.,Ltd; Alumni from University of Sydney;
Special Achievement Award
Lieutenant General Werachon Sukondhapatipak; Former Deputy government spokesman; for his long-standing relationship with Australia, highlighted by his extraordinary contribution in raising money for the Australian Bushfire Relief Fund earlier this year.