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Governance Structure and Executive Board

Get to know Anka Mulder, Timo Kos and Jan Willem Meinsma. Together, they make our Executive Board, guiding and representing Saxion. The members of the Executive Board are appointed for a period of four years.

Anka Mulder

CHAIRPERSON OF THE EXECUTIVE BOARD

Anka Mulder has been chairperson of the Executive Board since 1 January 2018. She is responsible for 'strategy, research and valorisation' and has Twente as her area of focus. Anka studied History at the University of Groningen. She worked abroad for a number of years and began working at the Delft University of Technology in 2003. She was a member of the Executive Board there from 2013-2017 and was responsible for education and operational management.

Anka is an international expert in the field of digital education. She has a large network and is well respected both at home and abroad. She is considered to be one of the most influential people in the field of education in the Netherlands. Anka sits on many boards and she oversees many different educational institutions both at home and abroad. Within the region, she is member of the Twente Board and member of the board of Stichting Twente Branding (Twente Branding foundation). In addition, she is also a member of the board of Netherlands Association of Universities of Applied Sciences

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Timo Kos

EXECUTIVE BOARD member

Timo Kos has been has been a member of the Executive Board since 1 January 2020. He is responsible for education and educational support and has Deventer as his area of focus. Timo studied History at the University of Amsterdam. After his studies, he started his career as organisational advisor at Capgemini Consulting for the education and labour market advisory group. He entered into service at the TU Delft where he, inter-alia, was director of education and student affairs.

In addition to his role at the TU Delft, Timo was also connected to LDE-CEL, the inter-university and inter-disciplinary centre for educational research and academic staff development at the University of Leiden, Delft University of Technology and Erasmus University of Rotterdam. He was also programme manager for the Zone EdTech of the 'Acceleration plan for educational innovation with ICT' from the ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW), SURF and all Universities and Universities of Applied Sciences. Timo has developed a broad network in the realm of education and extensive knowledge and experience in the field of open and online education.

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Jan Willem Meinsma

member OF THE EXECUTIVE BOARD

The Supervisory Board has appointed Jan Willem Meinsma as member of the Saxion Executive Board from 1 May 2022. He will be replacing Ineke van Oldeniel, who after more than fourteen years, has decided to hand over the executive baton. Jan Willem is currently Director of the Control, Finance & Audit Department (CFA) at Saxion. He will have Operational Management (including ICT, HRM, Finance, Real Estate) and Entrepreneurship in his portfolio, and will be focusing on the Apeldoorn region.

Jan Willem Meinsma

Anka Mulder

Areas of focus

  • Strategy, Research and Valorisation

External

  • Twente
  • Overijssel
  • Den Haag
  • International

Schools

  • School of Creative Technology (ACT)
  • School of Life Science, Engineering & Design (LED)
  • School of Business, Building & Technology (BBT)
  • School of Applied Psychology and Human Resource Management
  • School of Health

Timo Kos

Areas of focus

  • Education and educational support
  • Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's)

External

  • Deventer
  • Clean Tech Regio

Schools

  • School of Finance and International Business
  • School of Applied Psychology and Human Resource Management
  • School of Education

Jan Willem Meinsma

Areas of focus

  • Operations and Internal Organisation and Entrepreneurship

External

  • Apeldoorn 
  • Gelderland

Schools

  • Hospitality Business School 
  • School of Governance, Law & Urban Development

In the Saxion Strategic Plan 2020-2024 the road map for the board has been laid out which emphasises offering outstanding education, student achievement and Saxion as a vibrant organisation. What sets us apart from other Universities of Applied Sciences is the focus on Living Technology: We see technology as an import part of our work and our lives. Our students thus create knowledge with successful application of technological developments in their own discipline.

The duties and rights of the Executive Board are laid out in the law, statutes and Board regulations.

Anka Mulder

External duties as member of the Executive Board

Other Roles

  • Member of Supervisory Board (Hochschulrat) of TU Hamburg.

Ineke van Oldeniel

External duties as member of the Executive Board

  • Chairperson of the board Zestor
  • Member of Police Education Council
  • Member of the board of Economic Development Board Stedendriehoek
  • Member of the advisory council for Student Housing Organisation DUWO
  • Member of the Commission of Employment Terms and Conditions Association of Universities of Applied Sciences 
  • Member of the Employers Negotiation Delegation Employers in Higher Education

Other Roles

  • Member of the council of supervisory directors Twence

Timo Kos

External duties as member of the Executive Board

  • Overview to follow

Other Roles

  • Overview to follow

Our Executive Board is accountable to the Supervisory Board. The management and supervision are regulated in accordance with the "Branch Code Governance for Universities of Applied Sciences".
The Executive Board also justifies the administrative costs in accordance with the 'Declarations and administrative costs of Executive Board members funded Dutch Universities of Applied Sciences'.

Contact

You can contact Anka Mulder, Ineke van Oldeniel and Timo Kos via the secretarial office. Call 088 - 019 1628 or send a mail to bestuurssecretariaat@saxion.nl.