Board of Governance

The board of governance is composed of 17 members: the Chairperson and 7 Expert Members appointed by the cabinet from qualified individuals in various disciplines (academic sector, private sector and civil society sector), 8 Ex Officio Members (representatives) from the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Public Health, The Budget Bureau, Department of Children and Youth, the Comptroller General’s Department, the Department of Local Administration and the Department for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, and the Manager acts as Member and Secretariat of the board.

The Chair of the EEF is an independent expert.

Dr. Prasarn Trairatvorakul

Dr. Prasarn Trairatvorakul  appointed as  Chair of EEF’s Board of Governance in 2018 by the cabinet. Because of his passion for education reform, he was appointed as a member the Independent Committee for Education Reform (ICER) by the government.

Dr. Trairatvorakul  served as Governor and Deputy-Chairman of the Bank of Thailand from 2010 until September 30, 2015.   He was also a member of several state organisations including the Securities and Exchange Commission and the National Economic and Social Development Board.

Dr. Supakorn Buasai

Dr. Supakorn Buasai was selected as Managing Director of EEF in 2018. He is the founder and former Managing Director of the Quality Learning Foundation (QLF), an organization under the Prime Minister’s Office acting as a catalyst for education reform in Thailand through mobilizing public participation and supporting education research.

He is also the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Thai Health Promotion Foundation (ThaiHealth), an autonomous state agency funded by ‘2% of tobacco and alcohol taxes’ that is involved in health promotion and public policy development.

His chief areas of expertise include research management, with particular emphasis on policy-linked research; management for social mobilization; and policy advocacy, including successfully implementing policy change with regard to tobacco tax increases, the amending of the Hospital Act, national health security legislation, the national health system reform decree and the Thai Health Promotion Foundation Act.