Supervisory Board

Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board’s three duties are to monitor, render advice to and generally act as the employer of the Executive Board. It monitors the policies pursued by the Executive Board, especially in terms of achieving the company’s objectives, the strategy and the risks inherent to its operations, the internal risk management and control systems, and financial reporting.

The Supervisory Board has two standing committees: the Audit Committee and the combined Remuneration and Selection Committee. The supervisory directors are paid a fee, as adopted by the General Meeting of Shareholders. Details of the remuneration of the Supervisory Board are given in the annual report.

Supervisory directors

Mr P.L.A. Mr Rüpp (1957, Dutch nationality)

Mr P.L.A. Mr Rüpp (1957, Dutch nationality)

Mr Rüpp was appointed to the Supervisory Board in 2020, with his tenure due to end in 2024. He is a member of the Audit Committee. From 2009 Mr Rüpp is chairman of the Executive Board of Avans Hogeschool. Before that he was Provincial Executive of the Province of Noord Brabant. Mr. Rüpp is chairman of the Supervisory Board KRO-NCRV, chairman Supervisory Board Sitech B.V., chairman Supervisory Board Institute voor de Nederlandse Taal and member of the Supervisory Board of Eindhoven Airport.

Ms J.C.H.G. Arts (1959, Dutch nationality)

Ms J.C.H.G. Arts (1959, Dutch nationality)

Ms Arts was appointed to the Supervisory Board in 2019, with her tenure due to end in 2023. She is a member of the Audit Committee. Ms Arts is chairman of the Executive Board of the Flevoziekenhuis in Almere. She is also a member of the board of the NVZ (Dutch Association of Hospitals), member of the Advisory Board of SEO Economic Research and member of the Higher Education Development Board Hogeschool Windesheim.

Mr J.F.M. van Dijk 1961, Dutch nationality)

Mr J.F.M. van Dijk 1961, Dutch nationality)

Mr Van Dijk was reappointed to the Supervisory Board in 2020, with his tenure due to end in 2024. He is also a member of the Remuneration and Selection Committee. Mr Van Dijk is a strategic adviser to businesses and local authorities to help make their energy use more sustainable. He also oversees the implementation of energy transition programmes.

Mr J. Nijhuis (1957, Dutch nationality)

Mr J. Nijhuis (1957, Dutch nationality)

Mr Nijhuis was appointed to the Supervisory Board in 2022, with his tenure due to end in 2026. He is a member of the Remuneration & Selection Committee. From 2008 to 2018 Mr Nijhuis was President and CEO of Royal Schiphol Group N.V. Before that he was a.o. Chairman of the management board of PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr Nijhuis is chairman of the Supervisory Board Bouwinvest Real Estate Investors, member of the Supervisory Board Vision-Boxin Portugal, hotel Okura and member of the Advisory Board Interstellar.

Ms C.M. Velthuis (1974, Dutch nationality)

Ms C.M. Velthuis (1974, Dutch nationality)

Ms Velthuis was reappointed to the Supervisory Board in 2020, with her tenure due to end in 2024. She is chair of the Audit Committee. Ms Velthuis is the CFO of Vodafone’s European cluster.