Master's degree in Modern History and International Relations, Erasmus University of Rotterdam. Extensive experience in the fields of decentralisation and public administration reform. Chair of the board of The Hague Academy for local Governance, the Institution and Capacity Building Working Group of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) and board member of the VNG Fund for Emergency Aid, Reconstruction and Peace Building.
Director - Management
Democratic local government is not 'the winner takes all'; it is 'respect for other views and minorities, building togetherness and leaving no one behind'.