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Governance

The Creative Industries Fund NL applies a number of principles for good governance and oversight. The most important are listed below.

Cultural Governance Code

In the performance of their tasks, the Supervisory Board and the Executive Director whose function also embraces the capacities of the Chairman of the Board, work in accordance with the Cultural Governance Code (in Dutch only). The principles are embedded in the Statutes and Regulations for Governance (in Dutch only). In the Supervisory Board model, managerial responsibility lies with the Executive Director.

Executive Director

The Executive Director is charged with the Fund's day-to-day management. This entails the Executive Director being responsible for the achievement of the Fund's objectives, the strategy and policy, and the results ensuing from this. The Executive Director gives account of this to the Supervisory Board and provides it with all the requisite information.

Syb Groeneveld has occupied the Fund's post of Executive Director since 1 September 2016.

All the Executive Director's tasks and competencies with respect to the awarding of project grants are specified in detail in the Regulations.

The Executive Director's tasks include formulating the following plans and revising them as necessary:
- policy plan for a period of four years
- annual budget with an explanation
- annual plan
- plan in respect of proper risk management and control system
- quarterly reports on the financial position after the past quarter and expectations for the coming quarters
- annual report and accounts

Supervisory Board

Plans formulated by the Executive Director require approval by the Supervisory Board (Raad van Toezicht or RvT). The RvT meets an average of four times a year. The chairperson of the RvT prepares the agenda, leads the meetings, ensures the correct provision of information and rigorous decision-making, and oversees the proper functioning of the RvT. Each member of the RvT must be able to contribute independently and critically to the decision-making process. The RvT maintains a great distance from the conferment of grants and commissions, as these belong to the Executive Director's responsibilities.

The Supervisory Board currently consists of:

Yasemin Tümer, chair
Owner and director of Ryt Holding BV, advice and investments in good governance and diversity
Member advisory committee Landelijke Eenheid Nationale Politie
Member of the Supervisory Board Centraal Orgaan opvang Asielzoekers (COA)
Chair of the Supervisory Board Topfonds Gelderland
Investor Borski Fund
Investor The Next Women Fund
Vice president Bright Pensioen Coöperatie
Member of the jury UtrechtInc
Ambassador Dress for Success Utrecht

Femke den Boer
Director Centre for Science and Culture, Utrecht University
Member of the Supervisory Board NPO
Member of the Supervisory Board Bibliotheek Utrecht
Member of the Supervisory Board Theaterfestival Boulevard 's Hertogenbosch
Member of the Supervisory Board Stichting Academisch Erfgoed (SAE)
Member of the Supervisory Board Stichting Samenwerkende Utrechtse Musea (SUM)
Member of the Supervisory Board Stichting Nederlandse Natuurhistorische Collecties (SNNC)

Tom Frantzen
Founder and director FRANTZEN et al architecten
Founder and director development & architecture Lemniskade Projects
Supervisor Architecture & Sustainability Municipality of Haarlemmermeer

Natalie Holwijn
Member of the Supervisory Board Etnische Zaken Vrouwen Nederland
Chair of the Supervisory Board Stichting Kunstzinnige Vorming Rotterdam (SKVR)
Supervisor Rotterdamse Stichting Cultuur Concreet
Senior legal advisor Infotheek Group
Management & Legal MMMG B.V.

Jules van de Vijver
Retired former chairman Executive Board HKU, Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht
Commissioner VVE Apolloresidentie

schedule of retirement
Mw. Yasemin Tümer: appointed 1-04-2019 until 1-04-2023
Mw. F. den Boer: appointed 1-10-2014; reappointed 1-10-2018 until 1-10-2022
Mw. N. Holwijn: appointed 1-5-2017; reappointed 1-05-2021 until 1-05-2025
Dhr. T. Frantzen: appointed 1-04-2019 until 1-04-2023
Dhr. J. van de Vijver: appointed 1-10-2014; reappointed 1-10-2018 until 1-10-2022

Audit and remuneration committee

In conformity with the requirements set for non-departmental public bodies (NDPB), the Creative Industries Fund NL has an audit and remuneration committee, both of which were set up by the Supervisory Board. The audit committee advises on the budget, annual accounts and annual report plus the financial long-term forecast and the investment budget. The remuneration committee focusses on matters relating to legal status, such as remuneration aspects, performance reviews and assessment interviews and the mutual collaboration between the Board and the Supervisory Board.

Composition audit committee Supervisory Board and Regulations audit committee (in Dutch only)
Composition remuneration committee Supervisory Board and Regulations remuneration committee (in Dutch only)

Remuneration Act

The Board’s remuneration is determined by the Supervisory Board and falls within the Senior Executives in the Public and Semi-Public Sector (Standards for Remuneration) Act. The Supervisory Board only receives an attendance fee. For more information please refer to the annual report.

RvT and MT, f.l.t.r.: Martine Huizenga (secretary RvT), Odilia Arlaud, Jules van de Vijver, Natalie Holwijn, Syb Groeneveld, Femke den Boer, Tom Frantzen, Yasemin Tümer and Joris van Ballegooijen