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.
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 was, during a period of 20 years, active in various management positions in the railway sector, her last position being Member of the Board of ProRail. In 2009 she became Boardmember of the OLVG hospital and from 2013 until mid 2022 she was Chairman of the Board of the Flevoziekenhuis in Almere. In that capacity she was member of the Board of the NVZ (Dutch Association of Hospitals). During 2011-2019 she was member of the supervisory Board of NOS and ROC Amsterdam-Flevoland.
Mr Van Dijk was reappointed to the Supervisory Board in 2020, with his tenure due to end in 2024. He is vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board and also a member of the Audit 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 programs.
Mr Nijhuis was appointed to the Supervisory Board in 2022, with his tenure due to end in 2026. He is Chairman of the Supervisory Board and of the Remuneration and 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 Velthuis was reappointed to the Supervisory Board in 2020, with her tenure due to end in 2024. She is Chairman of the Audit Committee. Ms Velthuis is CFO Vodafone Germany, before that she was CFO of Vodafone’s European cluster and Vodafone The Netherlands.
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