NCP members

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

Lodewijk de Waal

NCP Chairman
Lodewijk de Waal joined the NCP in 2007 after a long career in the Dutch trade union federation. From 1997 to 2005 he was chairman of the  FNV. In this capacity he also held positions such as vice-chair of the Social-economic Council and chair of FNV Mondiaal. From 2006 to 2010 he was general manager of Humanitas. He currently holds positions at various organisations.

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'.  

Maartje van Putten

NCP member
Maartje van Putten 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.

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. 

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.

  • Conny Olde Olthof (Ministry of Social Affairs & Employment, Department of International Affairs)
  • Flip van Helden (Ministry of Economic Affairs, Department for European and International Affairs)
  • Hannah Tijmes (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Trade Policy and Economic Governance Department)
  • Dorine Wytema (Ministry of Infrastructure & Environment, Department of International Affairs)