Education

  • VWO (pre-university education), 1979 diploma
  • Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Civil Engineering faculty, 1988 engineering diploma

Career

  • Other positions:
  • Civil Engineering faculty board member - TU Delft, 1981 - 1982
  • Chairman of the Delft Student Union (VSSD) of TU Delft, 1982 - 1983
  • Board member of the National Union of Students (LSVb), 1983 - 1984
  • Member of the faculty board of the Philosophy and Social Sciences faculty of TU Delft 1983 -1984
  • structural designer at Octatube Spacestructures in Delft, 1988
  • Advisor on structural engineering/building physics and technical management at De Straat consultancy in Delft/Stra.B consultants in Breda/Delft, 1989 - 1992
  • Project leader at Budget Construction Management and Project Supervision in Etten-Leur, 1992 - 1995
  • Member of the party central committee of GroenLinks, 1993 - 1994
  • Member of the Delft municipal council for GroenLinks, 1994 - 1998
  • Regional manager for the municipality of Haarlemmermeer, Public Works department, 1996 - 1998
  • Alderman in Delft with a portfolio comprising spatial planning, traffic and transport, the environment, real estate and city centre policy, construction supervision and monuments, urban management (GroenLinks), 1998 - 2006
  • Member of the executive board of Energie Cit├ęs, 2003 - 2006
  • Sustainability ambassador at the Woonbron housing corporation in Rotterdam, 2006 - 2008
  • Member of the national Platform for Energy Transition in the Built Environment (PEGO), 2006 - 2008
  • Independent advisor for sustainability issues 2006 - 2008
  • Alderman in Rotterdam with the portfolio Participation, Culture and the Environment. (GroenLinks (GreenLeft)), 2008 - May 2010
  • Independent advisor Sept., 2010 - present