Public Matters recently welcomed a number of new colleagues. Sander van Golberdinge started as Senior Director, Bart Hendriks as Account Executive and former Trainee Judith ter Kuile returned as Account Executive. Public Matters is also pleased to welcome three new Trainees, namely Wouter Nelen, Paul Schrama and Stefan Ruiter.
About Sander, Bart and Judith
Sander worked as Senior Public Affairs Manager at Grodan and was previously Director at Detailhandel Nederland. Before that, he was a policy advisor for the Dutch government and a member of staff for the VVD (Conservative Liberals). At Public Matters, Sander will mainly focus on industry, agriculture and chemistry.
Bart obtained his Master’s degree in Management of the Public Sector with a specialisation in Public Affairs at Leiden University and did an internship at another public affairs consultancy. Bart also has experience in teaching and training at the Jonge democraten (youth branch of D66, Liberal Democrats) . At Public Matters, Bart will be advising clients in various sectors, including healthcare.
Judith has a bachelor’s degree in International Business from the University of Groningen and a minor in International Politics and Economics from Mexico Autonomous Institute of Technology (ITAM). She then completed her master’s in Strategic Management at the Erasmus University and spent the past year as a Trainee at Public Matters, where she focused on energy and climate.
About Wouter, Paul and Stefan
Wouter is following the master programme Political Science with a specialisation in Dutch politics. Previously, he did an internship at the public affairs department of the municipality of Leiden and was campaign coordinator for Volt Leiden in the 2021 Dutch parliamentary elections. At Public Matters, Wouter will be working with clients in the field of tech and the healthcare sector.
Paul obtained a bachelor’s degree in political science and a minor in journalism at Leiden University. He is currently following the master programme Public Sector Management – Public Affairs at the same university and did a public affairs internship at the Dutch Startup Association: a trade association for start-up and scale-up companies in the Netherlands. At Public Matters, Paul will mainly focus on supporting clients in the field of real estate, tourism and transport.
Stefan completed his bachelor’s degree in political science at Leiden University. He is active in the CDA (Christian Democrats) in Leiden and last year he was the national secretary of the national CDA youth branch (CDJA). As Trainee at Public Matters, Stefan will mainly be working with clients in the field of energy and climate.
We are pleased that these new colleagues are joining Public Matters and wish them success in their new positions!
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