I have been a member of the Supervisory Board since this year (2019). Via an old colleague I was approached as to whether I was interested in a position within the Supervisory Board on the recommendation of the GMR. I really enjoy being involved in a supervisory role with a special school organization like the HSV. The special and international character and diversity of students, staff and education appeal to me, as well as the strong quality awareness of the organization.
In my opinion, the importance of education cannot be sufficiently emphasized. Attention to the personal development of the child or the young person is paramount to me, so that they develop into people who are open and respectful in 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, of which the last 15 years in The Hague (respectively Hotel School The Hague and The Hague University of Applied Sciences) and as a result, although I live in Haarlem, I have developed a strong bond with the city of The Hague .
Because of my work experience I not only have a lot of knowledge and experience with (higher) education, but also with many other aspects that are relevant for 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 mentioned, I live in Haarlem and have two (young adult) children.