Education

  • Law 1978
  • Degree in International Law, University of Amsterdam 1983

Career

  • Administrative post at an estate company
  • Administrative post at European lobby organisation ‘Women on Top’
  • Director of several organisations in Australia, helping the homeless and refugees 1984-1992
  • IMCO, provincial support institute of North-Holland 1993
  • Director of a women’s refuge house in The Hague 1994-1997
  • Senior project advisor, Department for Social Development, municipality of Amsterdam 1998-2001
  • Director of Social Affairs, municipality of Purmerend 2001-2003
  • Director of Greenpeace 2003 - 2010