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The Board

The Board of the NBCC is the highest decision making body of the organisation. The Board's main responsibility is to further the interests of the NBCC members. The members of the Board are elected by the members of the NBCC in the NBCC Annual General Meeting. The current composition of the Board is as follows:

  • Anton Valk CBE (Chairman)
  • Andrew Wood, Honorary Consul for the Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • Phillip Souta, Clifford Chance
  • Jorn van der Meer, Heineken
  • Janet Poot, JPC International
  • Stephen Huyton, Thermopatch BV
  • Alexandra Kamerling, DLA Piper
  • Dennis van Vugt, Rabobank


  • HE Mr Simon Smits, Dutch Ambassador to the United Kingdom
  • HE Mr Peter Wilson, British Ambassador to the Netherlands

Honorary Observers

  • Michiel Veldhuizen, Department for International Trade
  • Nanja Piek, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Executive Team

  • Lyne Biewinga - Executive Director Membership
  • Michiel van Deursen - Executive Director Projects & Services 
  • Rowan Groos - Senior Event Manager UK & NL
  • Chris Smeehuijzen - CRM Manager
  • Sara Stevanovic - Business Manager
  • Anne Bos - Event Manager UK