Supervisory Board

Since 1 May 2015, Holding PricewaterhouseCoopers Nederland B.V. has a Supervisory Board (SB). Its powers and responsibilities are set out in the Supervisory Board Regulations. The members of the SB are appointed by the General Meeting of Holding PricewaterhouseCoopers Nederland B.V. on the basis of a binding proposal submitted by the SB on the advice of its Selection and Appointment Committee. Members of the SB are appointed for a term of up to four years, with eligibility for reappointment for one additional term of up to four years. We refer to annex B of the Regulations for the profile of the size and composition of the Supervisory Board. Annex C includes the schedule of retirement. 

All members qualify as policymakers of PricewaterhouseCoopers Accountants N.V. and Coöperatie PricewaterhouseCoopers U.A. under the Audit Firms Supervision Act.

Carel van Eykelenburg

Carel van Eykelenburg (1952) was CFO/CRO of Bank Nederlandse Gemeenten from 2005 and Chair of the Board of Management from 2008 until 2017. Prior to that, he was amongst other things Chair of the Board of Management of MN Services, Managing Director of Stichting Bedrijfspensioenfonds voor de Metaal en Technische Bedrijven (PMT), Managing Director of Informatie Beheer Groep, Deputy Managing Director of Informatiseringsbank, and Chief of Staff to the Secretary General of the Ministry for Education, Culture and Science. Since 2012, he is board member and member of the Investments and Pension policy Committees and of the Shareholders and Remuneration Committees of ABP (the government and education sector pension fund).

As of 12 November 2018, Carel van Eykelenburg is member of the Supervisory Board and as of 1 July 2019  Chair of the Supervisory Board of PwC.

Naomi Ellemers

Naomi Ellemers (1963) is a social psychologist and professor at the Utrecht University. Ellemers’ work encompasses, amongst other things, remuneration and motivation, diversity and organisational change, moral behaviour, and ethics. Previously, she led the Social and Organisational Psychology department at Leiden University and several research programmes, and was also responsible, amongst other things, for the university’s educational curriculum. In 2010 Naomi was awarded the KNAW Merianprijs for leading female scientists and NWO’s Spinoza Prize.

As of 1 May 2015, Naomi Ellemers is a member of the Supervisory Board and of the Public Interest Committee of PwC.

In her primary role as professor at Utrecht University, Prof. Dr. N. Ellemers has initiated a collaborative partnership with the AFM in which she acts, amongst other things, as sponsor for scientific research into psychological processes in the area of supervision, and she publishes papers on this subject. Given her role as supervisory director at PwC, she will not be involved in any way in research into accountancy firms.

Annemarie Jorritsma

Annemarie Jorritsma (1950) has been a member of the First Chamber of the Dutch Parliament for the VVD (the Liberal party) since 9 June 2015 and became in November of that year party chair. She has been Chair of de Nederlandse Vereniging van Participatiemaatschappijen (NVP - the private equity and venture capital association of the Netherlands) since 1 September 2015. Furthermore, Jorritsma is amongst other things Chair of Koninklijke Nederlandsche Heidemaatschappij, Chair of the Supervisory Board of Alliander and Chair of the Jury for Businesswoman of the Year.

In September 2015, she stepped down as Mayor of Almere, a role she had held since 2003. She was also chair of the VNG (the Dutch association of municipalities) for seven years and, prior to that, she was a minister in the Cabinet of Prime Minister Kok for eight years, four of which were at the Ministry of Transport and Water and four at the Ministry of Economic Affairs.

As of 1 September 2015, Annemarie Jorritsma is member of the Supervisory Board and as of 1 July 2017 member of the Public Interest Committee of PwC.

Frits Oldenburg

Frits Oldenburg (1961) has been of counsel at FG Lawyers since 2013. He is also member of the Board of the Vrouwe Groenevelt’s Liefdegesticht Foundation and member of the Board of the Dutch Asthma Foundation. From 2004 to 2014, he was a member of the board of trustees of the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation. From 1995 to 2013 Oldenburg was a partner with NautaDutilh. As a notary, he specialised in company law. He was also, amongst other things, board member of de Koninklijke Notariële Beroepsorganisatie (the Dutch professional association of notaries).

As of 1 may 2015, Frits Oldenburg is member of the Supervisory Board and as of 1 July 2017 member of the Public Interest Committee of PwC (From July 2013 until May 2015 he was also a member of this committee).

Yvonne van Rooy

Yvonne van Rooy (1951) is amongst other things Chair of the Supervisory Board of Philips Electronics Nederland B.V. member of the Supervisory Board of Fuji Europe, Chair of the Supervisory Board of de Raad voor Accreditatie (the Dutch Accreditation Council), member of the Supervisory Board of ‘s Heeren Loo, member of the Board of Stichting Continuiteit Post NL, member of the Board of Stichting Administratiekantoor Koninklijke Brill N.V., member of the Curatorium Beschermers Nationaal Monument Kamp Vught (Protectors of the Camp Vught National Monument), member of the Supervisory Board of Fonds Nationaal Kunstbezit (the National Artistic Heritage Foundation), member of the Advisory Committee of Nexus Institute, and member of the Supervisory Board of the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag (the Municipal Museum of The Hague)

Previously she was amongst other things, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Economic Affairs, member of the European Parliament, member of the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament, Chair of the Executive Board of Tilburg University, Chair of the Executive Board of Utrecht University and deputy Crown-appointed member of SER (the Social and Economic Council of the Netherlands) and Chair of the Nederlandse Vereniging van Ziekenhuizen.

As of 1 September 2015, Yvonne van Rooij is member of the Supervisory Board and as of 1 July 2017 member of the Public Interest Committee of PwC.

Cees van Rijn

Cees van Rijn (1947) is member of the Supervisory Board ForFarmers Group, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Detailresult Groep N.V., member of the Supervisory Board of Plukon Food Group B.V. and member of the Supervisory Board of Erasmus Q-intelligence B.V. Previously he was, amongst other things, CFO of Sara Lee Meats Europe and CFO Northern Europe of the McCain Foods Group and, prior to that, he held various positions at Nutricia.

As of 1 July 2013 Cees van Rijn is member of the Public Interest Committee of PwC and as of 1 May 2015 member of the Supervisory Board.

Jan Sijbrand

Jan Sijbrand (1954) was a Director of De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB - the Dutch Central Bank) from mid-2011 to mid-2018. As Chair of Supervision, he was primarily responsible for the supervisory activities and policies of DNB. He also had supervisory roles at the ECB in Frankfurt and the EBA in London and was Chair of the Curatorium for Postgraduate Studies (Compliance & Integrity) at the Free University (VU) Amsterdam. From 2008 to mid-2011, Jan Sijbrand was a member of the Managing Board and Chief Risk Officer of NIBC, a Dutch banking institution. Prior to that, he worked with ABN AMRO, Rabobank and Shell.

As of 1 January 2019, Jan Sijbrand is member of the Supervisory Board and as of 5 February 2019 Chair of the Public Interest Committee of PwC.

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