Twan Beurskens

Vice-President

Twan Beurskens is Provincial Executive Member for Economic Affairs and Vice-Governor of the Province of Limburg. For several years, he has been in charge of relevant operational and managerial positions in Venlo Municipal Policy and Limburg North Regional Police. He served as an Executive Councillor for Spatial Development, Organisation and as a Deputy Mayor, and held a position of an Executive Councillor for Public Works, Traffic and Enforcement.


2016

Post-graduate academic programme: Governance for Supervisory Directors & Supervisors, Wagner Group Groningen
2015

Provincial Executive Member for Economic Affairs and Knowledge Infrastructure and Vice-Governor

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.
2015

Provincial Executive Member for the Economy and Land Agency

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

Executive Councillor for Spatial Development and Organisation and Deputy Mayor

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

Executive Councillor for Public Works, Traffic and Enforcement

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

Support Unit programme manager

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

Various positions as policy official and manager at the Public Administration Division

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

Urban district coordinator

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

Venlo Municipal Policy and Limburg North Regional Police

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

Police Diploma B training

Committee responsible for Police Diploma B exam.
1984 - 1986

Pre-university education (VWO)

Venlo evening college.
1981 - 1982

Police Diploma A

South Netherlands Institute for municipal police training.
1981

Upper General Secondary Education (HAVO)

Blariacum College Venlo-Blerick.