In May 2016, Both ENDS concluded a reorganisation process. The process was led by a working group consisting of employees, led by an external organisational advisor from The Changery. They jointly designed a structure that allows Both ENDS to better bring together and capitalise on the expertise, experience and skills of all our staff. We considered it vital that the entire organisation supports the new structure and therefore all staff together defined the principles that were to guide our new organisational structure: multidisciplinary, flexible, optimal collaboration and team spirit, self-management and ownership, open to innovation within a clear structure, result-oriented, creating an open culture in which it is safe to respectfully confront one another if necessary, and empowerment.

During the reorganisation process, we already experienced what these principles mean in practice. Tasks formerly carried out by the management team, have enthusiastically been taken up by the organisation as a whole, while many of our employees have voluntarily assumed additional roles and responsibilities. It is already clear that the new structure offers many more opportunities for cross-fertilisation. Staff members have been keen on finding links between their different fields of work and appear to approach their topics from a more holistic perspective. In May 2017, the organisational improvements will be evaluated. Although the reorganisation is a work-in-progress, we are confident that we are all heading in the same direction and will continue building our new organisation with full optimism.



Danielle Hirsch, Director


Steven Baitali • Sanderijn van Beek • Djanak Bindesrisingh • Karin van Boxtel • Thirza Bronner (until June 2016) • Cindy Coltman • Tineke Cordesius • Mehmet Doganc • Annelieke Douma • Fiona Dragstra (as of September 2016) • Merit Fierstra (as of August 2016) • Giacomo Galli (as of September 2016) • Karine Godthelp (as of January 2016) • Anneroos Goudsmit • Nathalie van Haren • Niels Hazekamp • Masja Helmer • Maaike Hendriks • Katelijne Heringa (from March until June 2016) • Burghard Ilge • Pieter Jansen • Anne de Jonghe (as of August 2016) • Remi Kempers • Huub Kistermann • Gijsbert Koeter • Marianne van Meer • Tamara Mohr • Lieke Mur • Christa Nooy (until November 2016) • Roos Nijpels • Anna van Ojik (as of February 2016) • Mette Pfeiffer Jørgensen (until September 2016) • Hanneke Post (as of August 2016) • Madhu Ramnath • Marjolein van Rijn (as of July 2016) • Daan Robben • Lieke Ruijmschoot • Huub Scheele • Eva Schmitz • Maaike Schouten (as of July 2016) • Sabina Voogd (as of January 2016) • Wiert Wiertsema • Loes Wijnen (as of February 2016) • Paul Wolvekamp


Tikvah Breimer • Yu Chen • Camille Clerx • Maurits van Essen • Babette Fonkert • Niels Heres • Marieke Heusinkveld • Sophia van der Horst • Yeliz Said



The Both ENDS board monitors financial matters, oversees the general administration, operation and implementation of the organisation’s work, and critically scrutinises the organisation’s work methods. Board members offer guidance where and when necessary. Their advisory expertise on initiatives, legal questions, accounting, management and other strategic issues strengthens the organisation’s foundation. The board regularly evaluates its own activities and adjusts these where necessary.

The board members do not receive any remuneration for serving on the board. The board meets four times a year. Board members receive all relevant information on the organisation’s financial status, the progress in reaching our goals and any other developments by means of a quarterly report provided by the management.

Each board member is appointed for a period of four years, which may be extended to a maximum of eight years. The board appoints a chair, a secretary and a treasurer from among its members. When there is a vacancy for a position on the board, Both ENDS’ management together with the board will draw up a list of possible candidates, from which they will eventually elect one.

The board appoints the organisation’s director, reviews and evaluates the director’s accomplishments and conducts an appraisal interview with him or her at least once a year. The same board members serve on the boards of both the Both ENDS Foundation and the Joke Waller-Hunter Initiative Foundation. These joint foundations together publish their consolidated annual account.


In 2016, several changes were made to our board. Evelijne Bruning started as a board member in April, and Juultje van Wijk was replaced by Marianne van Duin as the board’s treasurer. We welcomed Paul Engel as new chair of the board. We want to thank all our board members for their commitment to Both ENDS.

Paul Engel, Chair (as of September 2016)
Owner of consultancy ‘Knowledge, Perspective and Innovation’
Other relevant positions: chair of the Steering Group of the Dutch Food & Business Knowledge Platform • Chair of ISG (International Support Group)

Jacqueline Duerinck, Secretary
Owner of Jacqueline Duerinck Communicatie
Other relevant positions: member of the Member Council of Rabobank Utrecht • board member of ‘Het Filiaal Theatermakers’

Marianne van Duin, Treasurer (as of September 2016)
Fund manager Rabo Rural Fund at Rabobank International
Other relevant positions: active in Stichting De Weidevogels (Grassland Bird Foundation) and Vereniging Schellingwoude Behouden (Association to Preserve Schellingwoude)

Evelijne Bruning, Board Member (as of April 2016)
Country director of The Hunger Project Netherlands
Other relevant positions: member of the advisory committee for the postdoctoral programme of the Centre for International Development Issues Nijmegen • board member of Partos • board member of AgriProFocus

Juultje van der Wijk, Treasurer & Interim Chair (until September 2016)
Head of Trade and Commodity Finance Rotterdam at ING Commercial Banking
Other relevant positions: none