Managing Partner / Founder
I’m an all-round consultant, able to draw on 25 years’ experience in the vicinity of the seat of government in The Hague, to advise on public affairs, lobbying and stakeholder management. I act as a sounding board for entrepreneurs and lobbyists, support clients in a variety of sectors and give lectures, training and workshops at Leiden University’s campus in The Hague and elsewhere.
Since I founded Public Matters in 2001, we have developed into a Dutch lobby agency with specialist all-round consultants. We specialise in the lobbying niche, with coverage extending to all sectors. I see myself as the personification of that profile. I’m always happy to engage in a debate about managing complex issues that are owned by multiple stakeholders, or enjoy a thought-provoking discussion or article about public affairs. Lobbying in The Hague is a privilege. I believe that I have a responsibility to use my knowledge and experience in the public interest. Besides public affairs, my other passion is sailing.