Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board advises the Executive Board and vets a number of important documents, including the UM administrative and management regulations, the organisation plan and the budget. The Supervisory Board is accountable to the Minister of Education.

More information on the composition and tasks of the Supervisory Board and compliance with the codes of conduct is available to download on the Regulations page.

A. E. (Annelies) van der Pauw

  • Chair Supervisory Board (as per 1-12-2017)
  • Member Remuneration Committee

1st term: 1-12-2017 till 30-11-2021
2nd term: 1-12-2021 till 30-11-2025

 Management) experience in corporate governance
 Legal and strategic issues relating to large and complex private companies as well as (public) organisations

 Former partner in the Amsterdam office of the international law firm Allen & Overy LLP: strategic and legal advisor

Additional positions

  • Board member of NatWest Markets N.V. and RBS Holdings N.V.
  • Board member of IMC B.V. and n IMC Trading B.V.
  • Chair Supervisory Board Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
  • Chair of the Board STAK Preferente Aandelen Randstad
  • Board member Stichting Preferente Aandelen C van Lanschot Kempen B.V.
  • Chair Advisory Board Quadrum Fund - Quadrum Capital
  • Board member AkzoNobel Art Foundation
  • Member Supervisory Board Potamos Foundation
  • Board member Foundation France-Nederland Cultuurfonds


Drs. J.H. (Hans) de Groene)

  • Member Supervisory Board
  • Chair Audit Committee

1st term: 1-1-2019 till 31-12-2022
2nd term: 1-1-2023 till 31-12-2026

 Research and innovation policy
 Scientific and Higher Education

 Director at the Association of Dutch Water Companies (Vewin)

Additional positions

  • Director of the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities
  • Member of the Advisory Board of Deltares
  • Board member Schilthuisfonds

Prof. dr. A.G (Alain) Dupont

  • Member Supervisory Board
  • Chair Remuneration Committee

1st term: 1-9-2019 till 31-8-2023
2nd term: 1-9-2023 till 31-8-2027

 Medical doctor (internist/clinical pharmacologist), biomedical scientist
 Governmental and managerial experience
 Hospital and medical faculty management

 Emeritus Professor Pharmacology and Pro-Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Additional positions

  • Honorary chairman of the Council and chairman of the Management Committee of the Belgian Centre for Pharmacotherapeutic Information
  • Member and past president of the Belgian Commission for the Reimbursement of Medicines
  • Member of the High Council of Medical Specialists (Belgium)
  • Member of the ‘KCE Trials Prioritisation Group’ (Belgian Health Care Knowledge Centre)

Dr. J. (Jennifer) Barnes

  • Member Supervisory Board
  • Confidential Advisor University Council

1st term: 1-7-2017 till 30-6-2021
2nd term: 1-7-2021 till 30-6-2025

 Higher education
 Arts and culture
 International partnerships
 Sustainable development processes

 Founder, Barnes Executive Coaching
 Sr Adviser Saxton Bampfylde  

Additional positions

  • Deputy Chairman, The University of Suffolk Board of Directors
  • Advisor,  Vestd, London

A. (Angelique) Palmen

  • Member Supervisory Board
  • Member Audit Committee

1st term: 1-9-2021 till 31-8-2025

 Entrepreneur & Strategic and Financial expert

 CFO,  F. Ruijters Groep
DGA Drs. A.G.L. Palmen BV

Additional positions

  • Board Member | Maastricht Aachen Airport 
  • Supervisory Board Member | Foundation of Secondary Education Parkstad Limburg
  • Board Member | Goudse