Management and supervisory board

Supervisory board and management

Supervisory board

  • Gerdi Verbeet, chair, former President of the Dutch House of Representatives

  • Marc Damen, director of Nationale Vereniging de Zonnebloem

  • Martine Bijkerk, legal advisor at Bijkerk|Aarts

  • Mardjan Seighali, chairman of the Supervisory Board Stichting Enver Rotterdam

  • Robert Swaak, CEO of ABN AMRO Bank N.V.

  • Ahmet Polat, photographer and director of Stichting Studio Polat

  • Kees Vendrik, chair Nationaal Klimaat Platform

Advisor to supervisory board

  • Claudia Hörster, director of the Royal Collections

Pien Harms, commercial director

Commercial director

Pien Harms became deputy commercial director of Paleis Het Loo in August 2012 and since February 2020 has held the post of commercial director and manager. She studied cultural anthropology at Leiden University, and has worked in the museum world since 2004, at the Groninger Museum (Diaghilev Festival), the Zuiderzeemuseum in Enkhuizen, and the virtual National Historical Museum, before joining Paleis Het Loo.

Due to the departure of Michel van Maarseveen, Pien Harms is currently acting general director of Paleis Het Loo.

Main additional positions

Director and board member of PHL Commerce B.V.
Chair (2021) and member of the Museum Association’s collective bargaining delegation
Member of the Supervisory Board of the Dutch Portrait Prize

The Supervisory Board is responsible for setting salaries and arranging other terms and conditions for the management of Paleis Het Loo. The staff remuneration policy is based on the Museum Association’s collective labour agreement.