It is with the deepest sadness that we have to announce the passing of former British Chamber of Commerce Thailand (BCCT) Chairman Rodney Bain. Rodney served on the BCCT board for nine years from 2001 to 2009, the last three as Chairman. He played a significant role in many Chamber activities and charity events. With the support of successive boards, BCCT experienced record levels of membership, member satisfaction and event participation. He ran the very popular, twice-monthly, BCCT Quiz Nights and is also remembered for his nine years as Master of Ceremonies at the BCCT Christmas charity lunches.
Rodney was also Managing Director of Market-Edge Asia Ltd., a respected regional information company, which he founded in 1993, and leading provider of large B2B and B2C marketing databases.
During his 26 years residence in Thailand, Rodney was strongly committed to the objectives and values of the BCCT, and to strengthening the trade and investment relationship between the UK and Thailand. Rodney was also a Director of the Board of Trade of Thailand. He was widely respected in both the public and private sectors and across all nationalities. In June 2010 Rodney was awarded the Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.) in HM The Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to UK/Thailand commercial interests.
Rodney is survived by his wife Bom and two sons, Nicky and James.