The following bodies constitute the key elements of the governance structure of PwC Netherlands:
Each partner is through his or her private limited liability company (‘partner BVs’) member of Coöperatie PricewaterhouseCoopers Nederland U.A. The General Meeting (GM) is one of its bodies.
The GM has powers related to the appointment and dismissal of the (chair of the) BoM. It adopts the annual financial statements, budget and overall strategy of PwC Netherlands and resolutions of the BoM regarding the entering into new association agreements with partners.
Since 1 May 2015, we have a Supervisory Board on the level of Holding PricewaterhouseCoopers Nederland B.V. Its members are Carel van Eykelenburg (Chair), Naomi Ellemers, Annemarie Jorritsma, Yvonne van Rooy, Frits Oldenburg, Cees van Rijn en Jan Sijbrand.
The BoM (also referred to as the Territory Leadership Team) is responsible for creating and maintaining an appropriate environment for the conduct of the Company’s business and is responsible for the achievement of its objectives, strategy and policies.
PwC has organised it’s lines of service in three operating companies: PricewaterhouseCoopers Accountants N.V. (Assurance), PricewaterhouseCoopers Belastingadviseurs N.V. (Tax & Legal) and PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory N.V. (Advisory). The members of the LoS Boards act as directors of their respective Line of Service operating company.
The Membership Council represents the collective interests of the members of Coöperatie PricewaterhouseCoopers Nederland U.A. and provides advice on matters that are presented to Coöperatie. The Membership Council may also provide advice to the BoM of Coöperatie, either upon request or on its own initiative, and may act as advocate in the interests of the partner concerned in cases of internal dispute. The members of the Membership Council are appointed by the members of Coöperatie for a term of up to four years, with eligibility for reappointment for one additional term of up to four years.
The Membership Council includes Diederik van Dommelen (Chair), Jacobina Brinkman, Hans Dullaert, Jeroen Elink Schuurman, Sander Gerritsen, Paul Nillesen en Shana Laurie de Hernandez.