Nigel Overy, who died in August 2012 aged 81, was well known in the business circle of Bangkok. Born in Essex in 1931 he went to Thailand when just 21 to work for Henry Waugh. In 1971 he joined the Anglo Thai company [later Inchcape] and rose to be Chairman and Chief Executive.
He was an active and well known member of the British community throughout his 60 years in the country. From 1971 to 1986 he was a General Committee Member of the British Chamber of Commerce, serving as Chairman or Vice-Chairman at various times and from 1986 to 2006. He also served on the General Committee of the Bangkok Nursing Home Association becoming Vice-Chairman in 1988 & Chairman from 1989 to 2004. In addition he was a prominent member of the British Club Bangkok, serving on its committee in the 1950's and as Chairman in 1976 and 1977.
He was awarded Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in 1979 for 'Services to Business'and Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant, 4th Class in 1986.
In 1988 he retired and went to Pattaya where he lived quietly until his death.
Calendar of Events
Thursday 9th March
Monday 20th March
'Searching for Ali Wallace' a docu-drama film at the Overseas League. For more details please click here
Sunday 9th April
Songkran Festival at Buddhpadipa Thai Temple, Calonne Road, Wimbledon. Wat Buddhapadipa is unique in Europe. The only Thai temple in the UK purposely built in the Thai architectural style and a perfect place to celebrate Songkran in London. The programme of events includes the chance to make offerings to monks and enjoy Thai food and cultural performances on stage. Free entry, all welcome.
Tuesday, 16th May
Talk by David Hallmark on The Travels and Trials of an English adventurer Advocate in Thailand 1970-1971. Venue and booking details coming soon.