Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board is the statutory supervising body of Utrecht University. The Board consists of five members who are each appointed by the Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Science for a four-year term.

The Executive Board informs the Supervisory Board of the most important developments and events taking place at Utrecht University. The Executive Board requires the approval of the Supervisory Board on, among other things, the Strategic Plan, the Annual Report and the Annual Accounts.

The Supervisory Board meets with the University Council at least twice a year.

The Supervisory Board  

  • A. (Joanne) Kellermann LLM (Chair of the Supervisory Board and member of the Remuneration Committee) has been a member of the Supervisory Board since August 2014 and is Chair as of January 2020. She is also the president of Pensioenfonds Zorg en Welzijn. Until February 2018, she was a member of the Single Resolution Board (SRB). The Single Resolution Board has its seat in Brussels and is responsible for drawing up resolutions and handling crisis management at the major European banks which are subject to supervision by the European Central Bank. Before this, she was an Executive Director of the Netherlands Central Bank (DNB), where she was responsible for supervision of the financial sector as of 2007. Kellermann is also a member of the Board of P.R.I.M.E. Finance Foundation, as well as a member of the Board of Aflatoun International and the Commission on European Integration of the Advisory Council on International Affairs. 
  • Dr. Jan van der Eijk (vice-chairman of the Supervisory Board, president of the Commission on Education and Research) is an alumnus of Utrecht University and became a member of the Supervisory Board on 1 October 2015. He graduated with a degree in Chemistry in 1976 and completed a PhD on a physical organic subject in 1980. He worked for Shell for almost thirty years in different positions regarding research, technology and business operations in the Netherlands, as well as in the United Kingdom and the United States. Ever since he left Shell, he applies his knowledge and skills to help society face the challenge of becoming more prosperous without depleting natural resources. Van der Eijk is also a member of the Supervisory Board of Havenbedrijf Moerdijk N.V.
  • K.T.V. (Karin) Bergstein MSc, MBA (president of the Audit Committee) became a member of the Supervisory Board and the president of the Audit Committee on 1 January 2014. She was a member of the Supervisory Board and the Audit Committee of A.S.R. Bank until February 2019. Bergstein has a background in financial services and was, among other functions, a member of the Board of Governors of A.S.R. Nederland N.V., an Executive Director of ING Bank Nederland as well as ING Lease. Bergstein's other positions include the position of chair of the Supervisory Board of the Sanquin Blood Supply Foundation.
  • Prof. Frank van der Duijn Schouten (president of the Remuneration Committee and member of the Commission on Education and Research) has been appointed as a member of the Utrecht University Supervisory Board as of 1 August 2018. He is an emeritus professor of mathematical decision theory. Throughout his academic career, he has held numerous administrative positions within the academic world. These include serving as Rector Magnificus of Tilburg University for nine years and as Rector Magnificus of VU University Amsterdam from 2013 to 2015. He currently serves as interim Dean at the Erasmus School of Economics and the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication.
  • Ir. Karin Laglas (member of the Audit Committee) is appointed to the Supervisory Board as of 1 May 2020. She is Board President of the housing corporation Ymere, which operates in the region of Amsterdam. Before that, she was a Dean at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment at Delft University of Technology and other places she worked at were OVG Projectontwikkeling, Rodamco Europe, MAB Group and Twynstra Gudde at the start of her career. 

Secretary to the Supervisory Board: Mr.  Annemarijke Verhoeks, Tel. (030) 253 4489, fax +31 30 253 77 45, Heidelberglaan 8, 3584 CS Utrecht.