The Supervisory Board

Clemens Berendsen
I have been a member of the Supervisory Board since 2019 and chair since 2021. Through a former colleague, I was approached if I was interested in a position on the Supervisory Board at the recommendation of the GMR. I really enjoy being involved with a special school organization like the HSV from a supervisory role. The special and international character and the diversity of students, staff and education appeals to me greatly, as well as the strong quality awareness of the organization. In my opinion, the importance of education cannot be emphasized enough. Attention to the personal development of the child or young person is of paramount importance to me, so that they develop into people who are open and respectful of society and who are constantly aware of their own role and contribution. I therefore recognize myself very much in the mission of the HSV. I have been working in higher education for many years now, of which the last 15 years in The Hague (respectively at Hotelschool The Hague and until recently at the Haagse Hogeschool) and therefore, although I live in Haarlem, I have developed a strong connection with the city of The Hague. Through my work experience, I not only have a great deal of knowledge and experience with (higher) education, but also with many other aspects relevant to supervision, such as finance and marketing. I am also a member of the Supervisory Board of a secondary school in Haarlem and hope to be able to use that experience for the HSV as well. As mentioned, I live in Haarlem and have two (young adult) children.
Monique Sietaram-van der Meer
One of my greatest convictions is that children should be able to learn in a safe environment where they can fully flourish. That is what I want to contribute to. With my background as a psychologist/educator, I am always interested in new forms of learning and also in the effect of good education and skilled teachers on the talent of our children. In my professional life, I work as a senior managing consultant at the organisation consulting firm Berenschot. My speciality is HRM, Organisational Change, Culture & Integrity. I also have experience in working with different cultures through my experience abroad. As a working mother of three children, I have always been involved in sports clubs, OR class motherhood, etc. Nothing is more fun than having fun with the children and seeing them enjoy playing with each other. I am also an ambassador for the Daniel den Hoed Family House in Rotterdam by organising various sponsor activities. I have an active lifestyle and since a few years I support cancer research by swimming and raising sponsorship money. I have gained my experience as a supervisor at the Panta Rhei Foundation, of which I was chairman for six years. Panta Rhei consists of 17 (primary) schools in Leidschendam-Voorburg, Voorschoten, Oegstgeest and The Hague. I am looking forward to dedicate myself to this unique foundation!
Birgit Le Haen
I have been a member of the Supervisory Board of the HSV since 2020. I am a partner in a law firm and I will therefore also fill in my membership of the Board from a legal perspective. My two daughters visited the HSV on Nassaulaan and so I have been a member of the GMR for a number of years. As a result, I am familiar with the education given at the HSV and I am well acquainted with the administrative structure of the HSV. I am looking forward to dedicate myself to this unique foundation!
Jean-Pierre van der Rest
I have been a member of the HSV Supervisory Board since 2021. In daily life, I am a professor of business studies and Dean of the Leiden Law Academy at Leiden University. My daughter attended the Open Window. Through this special school - where my daughter blossomed and was prepared for secondary education - I got to know and appreciate the people behind the HSV up close. As a member of the Board of Trustees, I fully support the mission of the HSV: to promote global citizenship and develop skills necessary for lifelong learning. It gives me great energy to use my knowledge and experience from a supervisory role and contribute to the important issues and challenges that the HSV faces in the coming years.
Truus Vaes
It is with great pleasure that I joined the supervisory board of HSV with effect from September 2023. In daily life, I am chairman of the Executive Board of the IRIS foundation, a group of seven secondary schools, including one international school. In this foundation, I am very much involved in the question of how to organise the transition from primary to secondary education as well as possible, with a view to a successful school career for children. children. But there is more. I became enthusiastic about HSV's formulated mission and vision. Keywords such as world citizenship and lifelong learning fit completely with what I stand for. In addition, also the special palette of schools, with the great diversity of students, was also the decisive factor for me to commit HSV. With my experience in international education, both in secondary and higher education, I hope to to make a valuable contribution to HSV. In addition to being a director, from 2009 also the role of supervisor, this in various education organisations. That experience too I think this experience can also come in handy in HSV. I look forward to contributing in that role to the further development of the foundation's education.