Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board is responsible for supervising the management’s policy and the general affairs within EBN and assists the management with advice where necessary. In its turn, the management of EBN provides the Supervisory Board with the required information to allow it to perform its task properly. The chairman and the members of the Supervisory Board are appointed by the shareholder. Organisation and decision-making of the Supervisory Board are recorded in the ‘Regulations for the Supervisory Board’.

Profile and composition

The Supervisory Board is constructed in such a way that the members are able to operate independently and critically in relation to each other, the management and any particular interest. The Supervisory Board must be composed in such a way that it is able to perform its task properly. Each member of the supervisory board must be able to assess the main themes of the total policy. Each member of the Supervisory Board has the necessary expertise required for the performance of their task, within their role and within the framework of the board’s mandate.

Members of the Supervisory Board

Jaap Huijskes (1965) is the chairman of the Supervisory Board. He is of Dutch nationality. Mr Huijskes has been appointed as a member of the Supervisory Board from 1 January 2016 (until 2020). The shareholder has appointed Mr Huijskes for a second term as a member of the Supervisory Board (until 2024). In addition, he is Non Executive Director at Gulf Keystone Petroleum Plc since December 2017.

Jan Willem Weck (1947) is a member of the Supervisory Board. He is of Dutch nationality. Mr Weck was appointed as a member of the Supervisory Board in 2015 (until 2019). The shareholder has appointed Mr Weck for a second term as a member of the Supervisory Board (until 2023).

His other functions are:
• Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Economische Impuls Zeeland N.V.
• Member of the board of Stichting Talent naar de Top
• Chairman of the Supervisory Council of Stichting Buddy Netwerk

Liesbeth Kneppers-Heijnert (1951) is a member of the Supervisory Board. She is of Dutch nationality. Mrs Kneppers has been appointed as a member of the Supervisory Board from 1 January 2016 (until 2020). The shareholder has appointed Mrs Kneppers for a second term as a member of the Supervisory Board (until 2024).

Some of her other functions include:
• Professor of management studies, particularly legal aspects, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
• Member of the Supervisory Board of Wolters Kluwer Holding Nederland B.V.
• Chairwoman of the advisory council of Stichting Instituut GAK
• Board member of St. Fonds Bijzondere Voorzieningen Martini Ziekenhuis Groningen

Wouter de Vries (1954) is a member of the Supervisory Board. He is of Dutch nationality. His first term runs until the general meeting of shareholders in 2021. Currently he does not have any secondary functions that are relevant for the performance of his task as Supervisory Board member at EBN.

Diederik Samsom (1971) is a member of the Supervisory Board. He is of Dutch nationality. His first term runs until the general meeting of shareholders in 2022.

His other functions are:
• Consultant of HVC Alkmaar (geothermal energy)
• Consultant DNV-GL (offshore wind energy)
• Consultant of central government
• Chairman of sector table Gebouwde Omgeving

Committees

The board established two committees that perform their tasks in accordance with the regulations established by the board on the basis of the Corporate Governance Code:
The audit committee consults the Supervisory Board in relation to the annual account, supervision of internal risk management systems, financial information provision, financing and application of ICT and information systems.
The remuneration committee gives advice concerning the remuneration of the management on the basis of the remuneration policy established by the shareholder. For reasons of efficiency, the committee also functions as selection and appointments committee.