Royal HaskoningDHV appoints Louisa van den Broek to supervisory board


New supervisory board member for Royal HaskoningDHV brings extensive experience in corporate governance and change management.

Louisa van den Broek has been appointed as a member of the Supervisory Board of Royal HaskoningDHV, succeeding Angelique Paulussen who has stepped down having reached the statutory maximum term.

Peter Blauwhoff, chairman of the five-member supervisory board, said: “We would like to express our gratitude and appreciation for Angelique’s valuable contribution. She played an instrumental role in driving a high-quality consultation between the supervisory board, the executive board and the works council. This facilitated effective decision-making within the company.

“We are pleased to welcome Louisa van den Broek who was nominated by the supervisory board at the recommendation of the Dutch Works Council. She brings extensive experience in corporate governance and change management, keeping the supervisory board well-positioned to advise and supervise the executive board.”

The supervisory board’s role is to supervise the policy of the executive board and the general direction of the company and its affiliated business. It advises the executive board and in discharging its tasks, the supervisory board is guided at all times by the interests of the company and affiliated business.

Commenting on her appointment, Louisa van den Broek said: “Being a member of the supervisory board of Royal HaskoningDHV is an honour. My recent insights into the company have strengthened my motivation to contribute to its success. I wholeheartedly endorse the company’s purpose to enhance society and how it is focusing on having a positive impact on people and planet.”

Van den Broek is senior director malnutrition partnerships and programmes at DSM, a globally operating scientific, purpose-led company in the fields of nutrition, health and sustainable living. Previously she was company secretary at DSM and before that at the Dutch Central Bank. From 2014 to 2021 she was a member of the Supervisory Board of IVN, the Dutch institute for nature education and sustainability.