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.