Board of Directors

The Deltares Board of Directors has a two-member board with:

  • Annemieke Nijhof, Managing Director
  • Dirk-Jan Walstra, Director
Board of Directors Dirk-Jan Walstra (left) and Annemieke Nijhof (right)

Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board monitors the policy of the Board of Directors and matters in general at Deltares. It also assists the management by making recommendations. It is made up of:

  • J.W. (Johan) Remkes, chair
  • Drs. C. (Claudia) de Andrade-de Wit
  • J.D. (John) Knoester
  • Ir. C.J. (Carla) Rodenburg MBA
  • G.M. (Gerhard) van den Top

Science Councils

The Science Council and the Young Science Council play an important role in achieving the ambitions set out in our Strategic Agenda. The Science Councils are the scientific conscience of Deltares. They scan relevant developments for Deltares in the world and evaluate the quality of the work we do. Their focus is on the long-term scientific development of Deltares. The Science Councils are independent advisory bodies that submit periodic advice at their own initiative as well as upon request, such as the Annual External Trends Report and the mid-term quality evaluation.

The Science Council:

  • reviews and advises on Deltares Research Strategy;
  • plays a prominent role outside the organization in terms of building up and communicating the authoritative scientific position held by Deltares;
  • develops and maintains a lively national and international network for that purpose.

The Science Council consists of:

  • Bart van den Hurk, chair
  • Bregje van Wesenbeeck, chair
  • Gualbert Oude-Essink
  • Ghada El Serafy
  • Gilles Erkens
  • Mandy Korff
  • Marcel van Gent
  • Marjolijn Haasnoot

The Young Science Council:

  • bridges the career gap between young researchers and senior academics, as well as the gap between present and future Deltares and Deltarians
  • provides specialized advice on digital topics and emerging technologies to improve the quality of Deltares’ science and products, accounting for social values and trade-offs;

The Young Science Council consists of:

  • Björn Backeberg
  • Bruno Zuada Coelho
  • Gundula Winter
  • Lőrinc Mészáros
  • Margreet van Marle, chair
  • Robert McCall, vice-chair
  • Sadie McEvoy
Members of the Science Council. From left to right: Gilles Erkens, Bart van den Hurk (chair) Marcel van Gent, Ghada El Serafy, Mandy Korff, Gualbert Oude-Essink, Marjolijn Haasnoot, Bregje van Wesenbeeck (chair)
Members of the Young Science Council. From left to right: Lőrinc Mészáros, Bruno Zuada Coelho, Sadie McEvoy, Björn Backeberg, Gundula Winter, Robert McCall (vice-chair), Margreet van Marle (chair).

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