Following the favourable opinion of the Saxion University Council, the Saxion Supervisory Board has named Jan van der Boon as Interim Member of the Executive Board as of 1 January 2024. He will be temporarily strengthening the Executive Board as a result of the pending departure of Jan Willem Meinsma.
In order to ensure a smooth transition, Van der Boon will be starting his duties as of Monday, 6 November. Van der Boon studied Dutch Law at Leiden University. During his career he has gained considerable experience as director and supervisor in the public sector. Van der Boon will take over Meinsma’s portfolio in the areas of finance and operations until a successor has been found.
Karl Dittrich, Chair of the Supervisory Board: “We are pleased with the arrival of Jan van der Boon and his knowledge. He will make an important contribution to meeting the financial challenge ahead. Furthermore, he can use his knowledge and experience to help Saxion with the organisation of its financial function and improve its operational management. The Supervisory Board is looking forward to the coming collaboration.”
About Van der Boon
Jan van der Boon (1960) is a highly experienced manager, director and supervisor, with a background in a variety of public educational and government bodies. In recent years he has worked as acting Director General of the Foundation for Dutch Scientific Research Institutes. Before that he worked as Operational Director at Leiden University. He also holds a number of ancillary positions including member and chair of the Supervisory Board of the ‘Leidse Instrumentmakers School’ (LiS), member of the Supervisory Board of Stichting Lubec and board member of Stichting Boerhave.
Jan van der Boon: “I feel at home in the world of education and research. Saxion is a wonderful applied university with a good reputation, regionally and nationally. Together with colleagues in the Executive Board, I will, as portfolio holder for finance and operations, be working in the coming period on meeting the challenges facing us.”