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Supervisory Board

11 May 2021
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The Supervisory Board supervises the Executive Board of the company and the general state of affairs of the Port of Rotterdam Authority and its affiliated businesses and advises the Executive Board.

The Supervisory Board is guided by the interests of the company and its affiliated enterprise. The Supervisory Board takes into account the relevant interests of the company’s stakeholders (including the shareholders). The Supervisory Board is itself responsible for the quality of its performance. The Supervisory Board supervises and advises the Executive Board with regard to various topics:

  • Realisation of the objectives of the Port Authority
  • Strategy and risks attached to the business operations
  • Set-up and operation of the internal risk management and control systems
  • Financial reporting process
  • Compliance with legislation and regulations

Composition, expertise and independence

The Supervisory Board profile describes the scope and composition of the Supervisory Board. This takes into account the nature of the business, its activities and the required expertise, experience and independence of the Supervisory Board members. The profile is assessed annually.

Most important aspects from the current profile

  • Background in business, preferably logistics and/or industry.
  • Affinity with nautical-maritime matters.
  • Affinity with corporate finance.
  • Government-oriented (municipal, State, European Union).
  • Orientation towards government aspects such as spatial planning, the environment and employment.
  • Affinity with and attention for the social duties and responsibilities of the Port Authority.

More information about the profile of the Supervisory Board can be found in the Rules of the Supervisory Board (Appendix A).

Committees

The Supervisory Board has two committees: the Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee. The committees have their own regulations. The regulations describe the rights and obligations of the committee and the best practices (duties, composition, meetings, etc). The regulations of the Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee are contained in the Rules of the Supervisory Board (Appendices C and D).

Appointment, reappointment, term, rotation

A Supervisory Board member is appointed for four years and can be eligible for reappointment. The term can never exceed 3 terms of 4 years, in other words, 12 years.
The rotation schedule is contained in the Rules of the Supervisory Board (Appendix B).

Members

The Supervisory Board consists of five members.

Mevrouw M.H. (Miriam) Maes

Mrs M.H. (Miriam) Maes

Appointed: Chairman of the Supervisory Board from 01-01-2018
End of present term: 2024
Year of birth: 1956
Nationality: Dutch
Committees: Member of the Remuneration Committee
Present position/Career: Co-Chairman Energy Transition Forum

Additional positions:
Member supervisory board Ultra Centrifuge Nederland (NL) & Urenco (UK)
Member supervisory board Assystem (FR)
Non-executive member board Eramet (FR)

De heer L.M. (Ruud) Sondag

Mr L.M. (Ruud) Sondag

Appointed: Member of the Supervisory Board as of 01-05-2020
End of present term: 2024
Year of birth: 1962
Nationality: Dutch
Committees: Member of the Audit Committee
Present position/Career: Private Investor & Advisor (non)-Executive Boardmember (2020 – present)

Career:
CEO, Eneco (2018-2020)
Founder, Van Scherpenzeel Groep (2013-2017)
CEO, Van Gansewinkel Groep (2001-2012)
Member of the Executive Board and Marketing & Sales Director, Van Gansewinkel Groep (1997-2001)
Various Board positions, Koninklijke Nedlloyd Groep (1987-1997)

Additional positions:
Senior Advisor to the Board Eneco
Member Supervisory Board ProRail
Member Supervisory Board Faber Halbertsma Groep
Member Supervisory Board Scelta Mushrooms
Member Advisory Board Vos Logistics

De heer W.F. (Wouter) van Benten

Mr W.F. (Wouter) van Benten

Appointed: Member of the Supervisory Board from 01-09-2018
End of present term: 2023
Year of birth: 1964
Nationality: Dutch
Committees: Chairman of the Remuneration Committee
Present positions/ Career: CEO DHL Parcel Benelux

Additional positions:
Board Member DNHK (Duits-Nederlandse Handelskamer)

Mevrouw N.G. (Nynke) Dalstra

Mrs N.G. (Nynke) Dalstra

Appointed: Member of the Supervisory Board from 15-12-2020
End of present term: 2025
Year of birth: 1969
Nationality: Dutch
Committees: Chairman of the Audit Committee
Present position/Career: CFO Royal HaskoningDHV until 01-09-2019

Additional positions:
Member of the Supervisory Board of Ewals Cargo Care
Member of the Supervisory board of Evides
Member of the Supervisory Board of Kruitbosch Cycle Universe

Koos Timmermans

Mr J.V. (Koos) Timmermans

Appointed: Member of the Supervisory Board as of 01-10-2021
End of present term: 2025
Year of birth: 1960
Nationality: Dutch
Committees: --

Career:
ING Group and ING Bank Member Executive Board, of which last years as Vice Chair and CFO (2007-2019)
ING Group various positions (1996-2007)
IBM – IBM European Treasury (IE) (1991-1996)
ABN AMRO Bank – Trader, Sales and Financial Markets (NL) (1986-1991)

Additional positions:
Member Supervisory Board PostNL
Member Supervisory Board FMO
Chairman Supervisory Board Stadsherstel Amsterdam