Project Manager of AT FORT, New Dutch Waterline, Holland (lead partner). Education 1990-1991: Law, University of Leiden 1991-1996: Human Geography, Universiteit van Utrecht, specialisation Economic Geography. 1995: PhD at Middlesex University, London, England. 2004: Course project management at Province of Northern Holland.
2005: Course EU policy and financing at Wageningen University. Professional experience 2006 – now: National Project New Dutch Waterline, Ministry of Economic Affairs Responsible for developing and managing EU projects in the area of cultural heritage, economy, landscape development and tourism. In this function I am managing projects with partners from 11 different countries. Specialist in EU funding programmes. Other projects are: creating a network for entrepreneurs, developing IT Tools and organising a future management model for the New Dutch Waterline Landscape park. 2004 – 2006: Managing Office for the European Rural Development Programme in the Netherlands As secretary responsible for making the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) programme of the Netherlands for the period 2007-2014. 1999 – 2004: Province of Northern Holland Policy advisor on economic affairs at the province of Northern Holland. One of the activities was to organise employment projects on fortresses. People with little or no prior job experience can participate in maintenance and repair of the “Defence Line of Amsterdam”. This is a series of forts/defence constructions dating back to the beginning of the 20th century. This very special and highly successful project offers participants a chance to prepare themselves for a regular job or further professional training. 1998 – 1999: Chamber of Commerce Amsterdam Policy advisor on international affairs. 1996 – 1997: KLM Cargo Research on air cargo companies in Europe