NCP members

The Netherlands NCP is an independent organisation and consists of four independent members and four advisory members from different government departments.

Maartje van Putten

NCP Chair
Since May 2018, Maartje van Putten is the new chair for the Dutch NCP.  Before that Mr Lodewijk de Waal held this position for four years. Maartje joined the NCP in 2013. She is a professional mediator and has held (advisory) positions at institutions such as the Worldbank and the European Investment Bank (EIB). She was a member of the European Parliament from 1989-1999. She was also the external mediator in the 2012 ArcellorMittal case for the Luxembourg NCP.

Fred van Haasteren

NCP member
Fred van Haasteren joined the Dutch NCP in June, 2016. He was member of the board of directors of the Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers (known as VNO-NCW). And for a long time in different positions in the Temporary Work Agency; 'Randstad Group'.

Catelene Passchier

NCP member
Catelene Passchier joined the NCP in February 2018. She is the Chair of the Workers’ group in the ILO since she was elected in that position in June 2017. In addition to her ILO responsibilities, she is a special adviser to the president of FNV (the Dutch Confederation of Trade Unions), member of the board of the Fair Wear Foundation, member of the Netherlands Helsinki Committee, member of the supervisory board of Wage Indicator and member of the advisory board of the Dutch Authority on Personal Data Protection. She studied law at Utrecht University and was a barrister in Amsterdam, a legal adviser for the FNV and was then elected Confederal Secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) in Brussels. In 2010, she joined the executive board of the FNV, and until May 2017 she was its vice president.

Melanie Peters

NCP member
Melanie Peters joined the NCP in August 2014. She is currently (January 2015) the Head of the Rathenau Institute. Previously Melanie was CEO of the Studium Generale and lecturer of Liberal Art and Sciences at Utrecht University. She has held several positions in the fields of Science, Public Policy, Politics and Society.

NCP leden
Image: Bas Kijzers
From left to right: Fred van Haasteren, Maartje van Putten, Catelene Passchier en Melanie Peters

Advisory members

The independent members of the NCP are supported in their work by four advisory members. These members are government representatives from the four ministries which are most closely linked to the NCP.

  • Monique Bijen (Ministry of Social Affairs & Employment, Department of International Affairs)
  • Saskia van den Brink (Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, Department Top Sectors & Industrial Policy)
  • Hannah Tijmes (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Trade Policy and Economic Governance Department)
  • Esmée Ramaaker (Ministry of Infrastructure & Water Management, Department of International Affairs)