Meet The Team

Oliver Way - Managing Partner

Oliver has 15 years' experience in property development, design, and construction project management. With a degree in construction management and engineering, Oliver worked for a number of years for Costain as a junior engineer. Then he moved into investment banking where he worked for UBS in London, New York and Hong Kong. He moved to Koh Phangan in 2005 and spent a number of years searching for land to acquire and building the infrastructure and core framework of the construction team.

He works very closely with his architect partners, and takes a hands on role throughout the development lifecycle together with the Project Managers to optimise the quality of the finished product.

He speaks Thai to a good level, and has a thorough and in depth understanding and appreciation of the local island cultures and customs in business.

Ash Edwards - Managing Partner

Ash has 16 years Investment Banking and Finance experience; prior to relocating to Thailand in 2013 he was COO of Credit Trading Europe at UBS, and was responsible for defining the strategic direction of the Business, and driving the internal functions Sales, Trading, Finance, Operations, Legal, Market Risk, Compliance, Client Service, Group Tax and IT. He has an Honours Degree in Maths and Economics, and a number of project management qualifications, and speaks some Spanish, French and German.

In 2013 he moved to Koh Phangan with his family to concentrate full time on the Business that Oliver and he started in 2005. Ash has a very hands on approach and is involved in detail across all aspects of the Business on a daily basis.

Richard Evans - Construction Project Manager

Richard previously owned his own mid-sized construction company in the UK specialising in precision carpentry work before moving to Koh Phangan and growing his project management skills, which are now so crucial to the portfolio. As senior project manager, Richard is responsible for overseeing the planning, resourcing, execution and quality control of every build, with particular emphasis on client focussed solutions. Working closely with clients, architects, and his teams, Richard drives and delivers according to project timelines, with an innovative yet pragmatic approach.

Oaty Kanisten - Office Manager

Oaty graduated as a graphic designer in Bangkok and prior to joining the Business she worked as a graphic designer in Bangkok. Oaty is involved in many contractual aspects of the Business from registering leases at the land office to drafting or translating legal contracts in Thai. She is also responsible for producing marketing materials for the company. Being fluent in both English and Thai, having spent several years working in London, Oaty also liaises with local project teams and acts as a translator in many key discussion groups.

Bethan Edwards - Villa And Rentals Manager

A qualified lawyer, Bethan previously worked for Allen & Overy in London as an in-house lawyer before relocating to Thailand in 2013. Bethan is responsible for overseeing all the rentals process, including managing inquiries and bookings, check-ins, welcoming and hosting guests. Bethan is also responsible for the advertising and marketing of the villas. Bethan works closely with the villa owners in terms of furnishing the villas, and ongoing client management. Bethan is a fluent French speaker, having completed a French degree at Oxford University before her Postgraduate Diploma in Law.

Nee Suwaannee - Office Assistant

Nee has over 10 years’ experience in hospitality. She previously worked in a number of five star hotels in Phuket where she gained invaluable client-facing experience. Nee oversees the daily operation of the office from execution and delivery of documents to payments of bills and responding to daily enquiries. Nee also assists with ordering all the materials for the villas and overseeing delivery to Koh Phangan.

Uh – Housekeeping Manager

Uh has worked with us for nearly 10 years and leads the housekeeping and gardening teams. Uh is responsible for ensuring the villas are kept in good condition both inside and outside for the owners and holiday guests. This includes cleaning the villas, washing the bed linen and towels, maintaining the wooden furniture and sandwash with specialist products, and disposing of domestic waste. Uh is an experienced gardener and is responsible for weeding, fertilizing, cutting the grass and watering the plants to ensure plants are kept healthy throughout the year. Uh is also responsible for recruiting and training new members of the cleaning team.

Id – Senior Housekeeper

Id has worked with us for 6 years, and supervises the housekeeping teams.

Lae – Head Gardener

Lae is our head gardener and has worked with us for 2 years.

Neil – Senior Construction Supervisor

Neil has been with the team for 7 years and is one of the key team leaders on the construction fit-out team. He manages a team of 10, and oversees many aspects of the final fit out stages of the villas.