Post-graduate academic programme: Governance for Supervisory Directors & Supervisors, Wagner Group Groningen
Board member of various international, national and provincial organisations, as well as shareholder in various participating interests (see www.limburg.nl). Portfolio holder for economic affairs (including acquisition, knowledge and innovation policy), LIOF Development and Investment Bank, business parks, campus development, logistics, land policy and large-scale project development.
Provincial Executive Member for the Economy and Land Agency Board member of various international, national and provincial organisations, as well as shareholder in various participating interests (see www.limburg.nl). Portfolio holder for economic affairs (including acquisition, knowledge and innovation policy), LIOF Development and Investment Bank, restructuring of business parks, campus development, tourism, branding, procurement policy, land policy and large-scale project development.
2009 - 2012
Municipality of Venlo. Member of various regional boards. Portfolio holder for the development agency, housing, spatial planning, major projects, public affairs, personnel and organisation. In 2011, chosen by professional magazine Binnenlands Bestuur as the third best administrator in the Netherlands.
2006 - 2009
Municipality of Venlo. Member of various regional boards. Executive Councillor for projects including A74 motorway, Blerick Centre Plan, Gateway to the Netherlands and Villa Flora (Floriade horticultural exhibition).
2006 - 2009
University programme in management sciences: Public Management and Policy, Open University of the Netherlands. Issue: ‘Administrative control in an urban restructuring context’.
2001 - 2006
Municipality of Helmond. Official commissioning party on behalf of the Municipality of Helmond in a public-private partnership between the municipality, corporations and market parties. The partnership focused on the large-scale long-term area-specific development of Helmond town centre. Was responsible for strategic policy development and the management of a programme team with senior project managers and advisors.
2003 - 2005
University programme in management sciences: Master in Public Governance (cum laude), Open University of the Netherlands. Issue: ‘Success and failure factors in project-based working’.
2001 - 2002
Professional project management, specialisation Project and programme management, Intermediary Management Course.
1995 - 2001
n the period from 2000 to 2001, worked as programme manager charged with the daily management of an integral area-specific development of Venlo town centre. Provisions were made for large-scale multidisciplinary enforcement, the relocation of (permitted) coffee shops to border locations and large-scale restructuring of the spatial structure. In the period 1999 to 2000, coordinator of the integral security policy. First advisor to the mayor.
1998 - 2000
Higher Public Administrative Training, specialisation General Legal Affairs, Dutch Public Administration Academy.
1995 - 1998
In addition to the development of the district-based approach, also responsible for the restructuring of the deprived district of Venlo North. The approach was recognised by the Dutch Minister of Justice with the award of the Hein Roethofprijs prize.
1994 - 1996
Condensed Higher Public Administration Programme, specialisation Politics and Policy, Open University of the Netherlands.
1982 - 1995
Various operational and managerial positions In the period from 1992 to 1994, headed a regional crime squad involving the police, the Dutch Border Police and the customs. The assignment was tackling the huge increase in drugs-related crime and nuisance in residential districts. Chair of a policy network relating to drug addiction and nuisance. From 1990 to 1995, member and chair of the regional office council (currently the works council). Co-author of the book Een beroep met risico’s (A risk-related profession): a staff manual for three police regions with the main topic being integrity. From 1982 to 1991, various operational positions in uniform.
1989 - 1991
Committee responsible for Police Diploma B exam.
1984 - 1986
Venlo evening college.
1981 - 1982
South Netherlands Institute for municipal police training.
Blariacum College Venlo-Blerick.