Main activities

Chair of the Board of VNPF (since 2016)
The VNPF (Vereniging Nederlandse Poppodia en -Festivals) is the Association of Dutch pop music venues and festivals.

Executive Director of the Dutch Cultural Media Fund (since January 2015)
This fund subsidizes high quality programs on tv, radio and online, and promotes debates with program makers and producers about their craft.

EBU Consultant (since August 2014)
Participation in strategic projects (like Contribution to Society, Global Competition, Co-Production Models, Generation What) and moderating strategy sessions.

EBU VISION2020 (2012-2014)
Project Manager of this ambitious project, where EBU and it’s more than 50 members were engaged in defining future strategies for European public service media in the rapidly changing media environment.

NPO (2003-2012)
Member of the Executive Board of Dutch public service broadcasting, responsible for programming TV, Radio and Online.

NOS Radio and Television (till 2003)
As Managing Director responsible for the production of all the news and sports programmes of Dutch public broadcasting.

Other activities, a.o.

RTBF (Brussels, April 2015)
Peer-to-Peer Review on PSM Values, member of the review committee.

YLE (Helsinki, January 2015)
Peer-to-Peer Review on PSM Values, member of the review committee.

Paradiso (2002-2010)
Chairman Supervisory Board of the Amsterdam concert hall.

Prix Europa (2009-2012)
Chairman Supervisory Board.

TV Committee EBU (2008-2012)

Eurovison Song Contest (1998-2008)
Chairman Supervisory Board.

Submarine Channel (2013-2014)
Member Board