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.
Annet Kil-Albersen
One child, one teacher, one book, one person can change the world. Malala Yousafzai And that's WHY Why I work in and for education throughout my career and want to continue to do this. Why I am currently chairman of the Executive Board of the Gooise Schools Federation. Why I am on the Board of Trustees of the Catholic Pabo in Zwolle (KPZ), the National Education Museum, Kennisland and the LeerKracht foundation. But also why I am a director of the National Sunflower: young people can make the world more inclusive. That is why I experience the supervision of De Haagsche Schoolvereeniging as an honor: schools with a special tradition and a powerful contemporary profile. The mission of the HSV "global citizenship, lifelong learning!" fits in beautifully with the assignment that Malala has outlined and that drives me. That is why I think becoming a member of the supervisory board of the HSV is an honor. I'm excited!
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!
Jack Twiss Quarles van Ufford
I have been working for the central government for 30 years now. As a diplomat, advisor and now director of intelligence at the Ministry of the Interior in Zoetermeer. The thread running through my work is national security. In other words, I am not an education expert. In the nineties I was a board member of the Dutch primary school in Lagos, Nigeria. A school that was supervised by the Stichting Nederlands Onderwijs in het Buitenland. And I have experience as father of a daughter with international education in Washington DC, Jerusalem and The Hague. As a supervisor I hope to be able to contribute to HSV from my broad political-administrative and also international experience. I live in Scheveningen, besides my work I am a volunteer at the Oranjehotel and hockey at the age of sixty at HCKZ. Nowadays I think faster than I can act in reality. I look forward to contributing to this beautiful school.
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.