The Supervisory Board is responsible for supervising management performance and advising the Board of Management. Three core committees support the Supervisory Board in its work.

The duties, size and composition of the Supervisory Board are described in the Supervisory Board Profile and the Regulations for the Supervisory Board.

More information about the retirement of members is available in the Retirement Rota.

Members of the Supervisory Board

Mr. J.M. Hessels (1942), chairman

  • date of first appointment 17 August 2011, current term ends AGM 2019 
  • former chairman of the Management Board of Royal Vendex KBB N.V. 
  • former chairman Board NYSE Euronext, Inc.
  • member Board General Atlantic Coöperatief U.A./non-executive member of the Board of MeteoGroup Ltd.
  • chairman of the board of Stichting Preferente Aandelen Philips

Mr. H.J. Hazewinkel (1949), deputy chairman

  • date of first appointment 27 March 2010, current term ends AGM 2018
  • former chairman of the Management Board of Royal Volker Wessels Stevin N.V.
  • chairman of the Supervisory Board of TKH Group N.V. and SOWECO N.V. 
  • deputy chairman Supervisory Board of N.V. Luchthaven Schiphol
  • non-executive partner Quadrum-Capital B.V.
  • chairman of the Board of Stichting Continuïteit ASR Nederland
  • member of the Board of Stichting Administratiekantoor Slagheek

Ms. I. Haaijer (1969)

  • date of first appointment 10 November 2016, current term ends AGM 2020
  • President & CEO of DSM Food Specialties and member of the Leadership Team of Royal DSM N.V.

Mr. J. van der Veer (1947)

  • date of first appointment 12 May 2015, current terms ends AGM 2019
  • former CEO of Royal Dutch Shell plc
  • chairman of the Supervisory Board of ING Groep N.V./ING Bank N.V. and Royal Philips N.V.
  • member of the Board of Directors of Statoil ASA
  • member of the Supervisory Board of The Concertgebouw N.V.
  • chairman of the Supervisory Committee of the Delft University of Technology

Mr. J.N. van Wiechen (1972)

  • date of first appointment 12 May 2011, current term ends AGM 2019
  • member of the Board of HAL Holding N.V./director HAL Investments B.V.
  • chairman of the Supervisory Board of Mondhoekje B.V. (Coolblue)
  • member of the Supervisory Board of Atlas Services Group Holding B.V. and Orthopedie Investments Europe B.V.

Mr. C. van Woudenberg (1948)

  • date of first appointment 9 May 2007, current term ends AGM 2019
  • former member of the Executive Committee of Air France-KLM
  • chairman of the Supervisory Board of Blauwe Oceaan B.V.
  • member of the Supervisory Committee of Stichting Het Gelders Orkest (The Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra)

All the members of the Supervisory Board have the Dutch nationality. They do not hold shares or associated option rights in Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V.

Secretary: Mrs. F.E. Buijs (1969)


The Supervisory Board is supported in its work by three core committees: the Audit Committee, the Remuneration Committee and the Selection and Appointment Committee.

The Audit Committee advises the Board of Management on matters including risk management, financing and external auditors.

The Remuneration Committee advises the Supervisory Board on general remuneration policy and the remuneration packages for the individual members of the Board of Management. The policy is subject to approval by the General Meeting of Shareholders. 

The Selection and Appointment Committee advises the Supervisory Board on the size and composition of the Board of Management and the Supervisory Board.

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