Cees Westera

Senior Director

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  • 2022

    Senior Director, Public Matters

  • 2018

    Managing Partner, Public Matters

  • 2015

    End of chairmanship, Koning Willem IV Kring (private lobbyists’ group)

  • 2011

    Senior Consultant / Partner, Public Matters

  • 2007

    End of membership, activities committee of BVPA (public affairs professional association)

  • 2006

    Consultant, Public Matters

  • 2002

    Junior Consultant, Public Matters

  • 2002

    Graduated in Public Administration, Erasmus University Rotterdam

  • 2000

    Personal assistant, House of Representatives member, VVD

  • 1999

    Various positions, VVD Delfshaven

Senior Director

For more than 20 years I’ve been heavily involved in Dutch politics and I can hardly imagine ever wanting to do anything else. I commute from Rotterdam to The Hague every day, motivated by the ideal combination of politics, strategy, current affairs and commerce offered by working at Public Matters. As well as advising on public affairs in the Netherlands, I’m also responsible for coordinating our information and monitoring team.

Personal

Besides my passion for politics, I love spending time with my family. My two young children are bundles of energy and there’s never a dull moment at home. I most enjoy reading Swedish detective novels, which help me stay up to date with my wife’s first language too.

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