About Public Communication

The Board


The foundation was founded officially on the 4th of December in 1987. Traditionally, the boardmembers consists of journalists, government communication officers, politicians and scientists. Together they are responsible for the organization of the (lunch) events of the foundation. The board is also responsible for the Machiavelli award. The Machiavelli award is yearly granted to the person or organization who has been the most effective in putting this principle into practice. Always in a positive way and for a positive cause.

dr. Marja Wagenaar
Director Leadershipint. (chairman)

mr. Wim Kok
Director of Communications at the Ministry of Defence (secretary)

ir. Paulus Jansen
Alderman of the City of Utrecht (treasurer)

drs. Remco Dolstra
Director of Communications at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Wilco Boom
Political correspondent at NOS

drs. Han ten Broeke
Member of Parliament, VVD

Prof. mr. dr. Madeleine de Cock Buning
Chair Media Authority and Professor of Law UU

drs. Marjan Hammersma
Secretary-general of Media and Culture at the ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW)

drs. Peter van Keulen
Director Public Matters

drs. Pieter Heerma
Member of Parliament, CDA

drs. Stephan Schrover
Director-general at the Government Information Service (RVD)

drs. Martin Sommer
Political editor at the newspaper De Volkskrant

drs. Roos Vermeij
Director Pension Fund PME

mr. Jan Hoedeman
Political editor at the newspaper Algemeen Dagblad

drs. Hans van den Broek
Director of Communications at the Ministry of Economic Affairs

mr. Fons Lambie
Political correspondent at RTL Nederland

ms. Carla Joosten
Political editor at Elsevier

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