Composition of the Supervisory Board

From left to right: Govert Hamers, Thessa Menssen, Bert Roetert, Annemarie Jorritsma, Frits Eulderink, Ada van der Veer

Annemarie Jorritsma-Lebbink (1950), Chair

  • Nationality: Dutch

  • First appointed: 1 July 2016

  • End of current term: 2020 (eligible for reappointment)

  • Alliander committee: member of the Selection, Appointment and Remuneration Committee

  • Background: Annemarie Jorritsma has been a Dutch Senate member for VVD (People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy) since 9 June 2015 and has served as VVD Senate leader since 24 November 2015. After starting her national political career as a member of the Dutch House of Representatives in 1982, she served in two successive governments (Kok I and Kok II) as Minister of Transport, Public Works and Water Management, and Minister of Economic Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister respectively. Annemarie Jorritsma was Mayor of Almere from 2003 to 2015. She also chaired the Association of Dutch Municipalities (VNG) for seven years.

  • Relevant other positions: member of the Supervisory Board of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Nederland[1], chair of the Netherlands Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (NVP), member of the Supervisory Board of HG International[1], member of the Dutch Senate.

Frits Eulderink (1961)

  • Nationality: Dutch

  • First appointed: 26 September 2019

  • End of current term: 2023 (eligible for reappointment)

  • Alliander committee: member of the Audit Committee

  • Background: Frits Eulderink is COO and member of the Management Board of Royal Vopak. He previously held various technical and management positions at Shell, including Vice President, Unconventional Oil in Houston (US).

  • Relevant other positions: chair of SmartPort Rotterdam, member of the Advisory Board of the Leiden Observatory research institute.

Govert Hamers (1952)

  • Nationality: Dutch

  • First appointed: 7 April 2016

  • End of current term: 2020 (eligible for reappointment)

  • Alliander committee: member of the Audit Committee

  • Background: Govert Hamers served as CEO of Vanderlande Industries Holding from 2013 to mid-2017 and before that as CEO of international shipbuilder IHC Merwede (now Royal IC).

  • Relevant other positions: member of the Advisory Committee of Airborne Oil & Gas (AOG) (and shareholder), chair of STAK EXA Holding (trust office for the BAS group), non-executive board member of Averys (Belgian company registered in France, owned by Blackstone), member of the Committee of Depositary Receipt Holders for Royal IHC (and shareholder), member of the Advisory Committee for Capvis (Swiss private equity firm).

Thessa Menssen (1967)

  • Nationality: Dutch

  • First appointed: 26 September 2019

  • End of current term: 2023 (eligible for reappointment)

  • Alliander committee: member of the Audit Committee

  • Background: Thessa Menssen was CFO and a member of the Management Board of BAM Group and before that she was CFO and COO of the Port of Rotterdam Authority.

  • Relevant other positions: member of the Supervisory Board of PostNL[1], member of the Supervisory Board of FMO[1], member of the Board of Trustees of Stichting Topvrouw van het Jaar (organisers of the Dutch Top Woman of the Year election), member of the Board of Trustees of the Scheepvaartmuseum (National Maritime Museum), member of the Board of Trustees of the Kröller Müller Museum.

Bert Roetert (1956)

  • Nationality: Dutch

  • First appointed: 19 February 2015

  • End of current term: 2023 (not eligible for reappointment)

  • Alliander committee: chair of the Selection, Appointment and Remuneration Committee

  • Background: Bert Roetert is Director/Owner of Advies, Bestuur en Toezicht (AB&T). Previously he served as CEO of Schuitema/C1000 and chair of the Board of Friesland Foods West Europe.

  • Relevant other positions: chair of the Board of Centraal Bureau Levensmiddelen (CBL), chair of the Board of Food Valley NL, chair of the Supervisory Board of Zeeman Groep[1], chair of the Supervisory Board of Jan Linders Supermarkten[1], member of the Supervisory Board of Royal Smilde[1], member of the Supervisory Board of Noviflora Beheer, chair of Afvalfonds Verpakkingen, chair of DDL/DDZ Duurzame Levensmiddelenketen.

Ada van der Veer-Vergeer (1959)

  • Nationality: Dutch

  • First appointed: 30 June 2009

  • End of current term: 2020 (not eligible for reappointment)

  • Alliander committee: chair of the Audit Committee

  • Background: Ada van der Veer is director/owner of Stranergy, Boardroom consultancy. Previously she served as CEO of Currence Holding, CEO of KPN Business Solutions Division, member of the Executive Board of Achmea Bank Holding, and chair of the Board of Staalbankiers.

  • Relevant other positions: chair of the Supervisory Board of Arcadis Nederland[1], member of the Supervisory Board of DEGIRO[1], member of the Board of Trustees of Data Privacy Stichting, adviser to the National Register of Members of Supervisory Boards/Boards of Trustees, member of the Board of Trustees of Stichting Preferente Aandelen Nedap, member of the Board of Trustees of Administratiekantoor Fugro (trust office), chair of the Accountancy Monitoring Committee.

Retired in 2019

Coby van der Linde (1957), member (up to 1 July)

  • Nationality: Dutch

  • First appointed: 29 October 2009

  • Alliander committee: member of the Audit Committee

  • Background: Coby van der Linde is Director of Clingendael International Energy Programme and part-time professor of Geopolitics and Energy Transition at the University of Groningen. In her previous career, she worked as a part-time professor of the international energy market at, successively, the University of Amsterdam and Leiden University. 

  • Relevant other positions: member of the Supervisory Board of Wintershall DEA Nederland[1], member of the Supervisory Board of Wintershall Noordzee[1], member of International Advisory Board KAPSARC

  • 1 Supervisory position at a large legal entity within the meaning of Section 142a, Book 2 of the Dutch Civil Code