The Public Matters Team continues to grow! To realise this growth four new colleagues have recently joined our office in The Hague: Machteld van Weede, Teeuwes Middelbrink, Mitchell van Bekkum and Marnix Kleinjan. In addition, there have been several internal promotions: Lieuwe Burger recently became Consultant, and Tom Kunzler and Nick Spier became Senior Consultants.
About our new colleagues
Machteld previously worked as a communications consultant at the trade association FNLI and the consultancy firm BMC. She has completed a master’s degree in History from the University of Utrecht and did several internships, at VNG, Raadslid.Nu and VGS (professional association for municipal secretaries). As Junior Consultant Machteld supports and advises various clients in different sectors.
Teeuwes has gained public affairs experience at ENGIE and at a consultancy firm, and is an active member of the Jonge Democraten (political youth organization). Furthermore, he is involved in JongRES, where he has worked on the regional implementation of the Dutch Climate Change Agreement. Teeuwes has a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Leiden, and at Public Matters he mainly focusses on clients in the financial and legal sector.
Mitchell previously gained experience in public affairs & communications at an international consultancy firm and has worked in the financial sector. He is active for a local branch of D66 and obtained degrees in European Studies (Ba) and European Policy (Ma) at the University of Amsterdam. At Public Matters, he advises clients in various sectors, with a focus on the healthcare sector.
Before joining Public Matters, Marnix was advisor European Affairs at Detailhandel Nederland. Because of his knowledge of European policy, he mainly advises clients on issues such as digital services, competition and international trade & taxation at Public Matters. Marnix completed internships at the public affairs department of Heineken Netherlands, at Clingendael and at the Dutch embassy in Paris. He holds a degree in political science (Msc) at the University of Amsterdam and Leiden University College The Hague (Ba).