Inge Brakman

I. Brakman

Ms Brakman (1961) is a Dutch national. She was appointed a director of the Foundation on 20 July 2015. Ms Brakman studied law at the University of Amsterdam. She was deputy general secretary for the Dutch Association of Journalists from 1989 to 1999. She was a member and chairman of the Dutch Regulatory Media Authority from 1999 until 2009. Until recently, she was a board member of the Dutch Foundation Freedom of the Press (2013-2017), a member of an investigation-commission housing ROC Leiden (2015) and chairman of the Monitoring Commission Dutch Banking Code (2015-2017). From 2009 onwards, she has worked as an independent advisor, chairman and supervisor.

Ms Brakman is currently chairman of the Netherlands Red Cross, the Central Commission of Statitistics, trustees Staatsbosbeheer (State Nature Preserve) and SKO (Foundation for Viewers Research). She is a supervisory board member of DSM Nederland, Shell Nederland and Royal Duyvis Wiener.

Her previous supervisory functions include chairman of Foundation De Baak VNO-NCW (2004-2013), the Board of Trustees University of Amsterdam (2004-2012), supervisory board member of Fortis Bank Nederland (2008-2010), member of the Foundation Preference Shares TMG (Telegraaf Media Groep) (2010-2013) and a member of foundation Fondsenbeheer Nederland from 2012 until June 2015. Her previous advisory functions include chairman of the Monitoring Commission Dutch Banking Code, chairman of the Committee Future of Public Broadcasting (2013-2014), member of the commission Rules for Gambling on the Internet in 2010 and a member of the Sustainability Advisory Board of the Group from March 2011 to June 2015.