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Ian Lancaster Ian Lancaster

The President of the Bailliage The Bailli is appointed and entrusted by the Bailli Delegue National with the management and organisation of the Bailliage and is accountable to that office. The Bailli is responsible for recruiting new members, organising dinners and other events. He/she is supported by a Bureau/Council whose members are chosen by the Bailli and confirmed by the Bailli Deleque.

Mobile: +66 (0) 83 264 4590
Email: [email protected]
Bob Gaussen Robert (Bob) Gaussen

The Vice-Chancelier assists the Bailli and is his deputy. In addition, he oversights the administration of the Bailliage.

Mobile: +66 (0) 63 212 2255
Mike Haynes Mike Haynes

The Vice-Argentier oversights all aspects of finance, including profit and loss accounts, and financial reports. He also assists the Bailli and Vice-Chancelier.

Email: [email protected]
Yves Sauboua Yves Sauboua
Vice Consellier Gastronomique

The Vice-Conseiller oversights menus, choice of wines and co-ordinating events in the Bailliage. He provides assistance to the Vice-Conseiller Culinaire for the Bailliage’s Jeunes Chefs Rôtisseurs Competition.

Mobile: +66 (0) 91 647 6396
Email: [email protected]
Lena Willoch Lena Willoch
Vice Charge de Presse

Vice Chargé de Presse is in charge of public relations and communications for the bailliage and oversights press releases regarding Bailliage activities. To cooperate and communicate and provide reports of the Bailliage activities to Thailand Bailliage along with photographs, for possible inclusion in the National Bailliage’s publication, Gastronome.

Mobile: +66 (0) 80 039 3030
Email: [email protected]
Paul Poole Paul Poole

The Echanson is the acknowledged person, with outstanding knowledge and speciality, in the field of wine and spirit. Oversees OMGD.

Mobile: +66 (0) 86 563 3196
Bjorn Courage Bjorn Courage
Vice-Chargé de Missions

Serves at the request of the Bailli.

Mobile: +66 (0) 62 323 3363
Email: [email protected]


Legal Disclaimer: Membership of La Chaine is entirely voluntary. All Council positions are honorary, and officers may not accept direction nor financial reward, nor inducement of any nature. All La Chaine events must be social, recognizing La Chaîne is the symbol of a major culture of pleasure and of the friendship of the table, extending across all continents. Culture and humanity, pleasure and friendship know no political boundaries, no differences between people and races, no conflicts of parties and religions. The pledge of the rôtisseur places the art of fine cuisine and fine dining at the centre of duties, along with friendship and respect for the dignity of others.