HIS MAJESTY the King has appointed Air Chief Marshal Satitpong Sukvimol as new lord chamberlain and director-general of the Crown Property Bureau, replacing Chirayu Israngkun Na Ayuthaya, who has become a privy councillor.
His Majesty issued a royal command to appoint Satitpong to the posts of lord chamberlain and Crown Property Bureau director-general while Chirayu was appointed in another royal command.
Both commands, which were issued on Sunday with immediate effect, were published in the Royal Gazette yesterday.
Chirayu had held the position at the Crown Property Bureau since 1987 and was appointed lord chamberlain in 2016.
The royal command that appointed Chirayu stated that His Majesty saw it appropriate to add a new member to the Privy Council that was set up on June 8, 2017.
In the royal command that appointed Satitpong, the posts of lord chamberlain and Crown Property Bureau director-general became vacant after Chirayu was appointed as a privy councillor. His Majesty invoked Article 15 of the Constitution, Article 8 of the Crown Property Management Act, Articles 4 and 9 of the King’s Affairs Administration Act, and Article 15 of the royal decree on the King’s servant administration to appoint Satitpong to the two posts.
Satitpong was last year appointed as the chairman of the board of the Crown Property Bureau.