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.

  • Chair Supervisory Board Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

  • Board member Foundation Administratiekantoor Preferente Aandelen Randstad
  • Board member of the Princess Beatrix Fund

  • Chair Advisory Board Quadrum Fund - Quadrum Capital

  • Board member AkzoNobel Art Foundation

  • Member Supervisory Board Potamos Foundation

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

  • Member Supervisory Board
  • Chair Audit Committee

1st term: 1-1-2019 till 31-12-2022
2st 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


  • 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


  • governance
  • higher education
  • arts and culture
  • international partnerships
  • sustainable development processes

Partner at Saxton Bampfylde

Additional positions

  • Deputy chair of the Board of
    Directors University of Suffolk

  • Non-Executive Director at 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

Additional positions

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