Our people


Danielle Hirsch, Director


Steven Baitali • Sanderijn van Beek (until December 2018) • Djanak Bindesrisingh • Maria Bordallo Gil (as of November 2018) • Karin van Boxtel • Cindy Coltman • Tineke Cordesius • Mehmet Doganc (until December 2018) • Annelieke Douma • Elyne Doornbos (until July 2018) • Fiona Dragstra • Giacomo Galli • Karine Godthelp • Anneroos Goudsmit • Nathalie van Haren • Niels Hazekamp • Sander Hehanussa • Masja Helmer • Maaike Hendriks • Roos Hommes (as of November 2018) • Burghard Ilge • Pieter Jansen • Anne de Jonghe (as of February 2018) • Remi Kempers • Huub Kistermann • Marianne van Meer • Tamara Mohr • Lieke Mur • Roos Nijpels • Anna van Ojik • Ibtissam Ouaali (as of November 2018) • Hanneke Post • Madhu Ramnath • Michael Rice • Marjolein van Rijn • Daan Robben • Lieke Ruijmschoot • Eva Schmitz • Maaike Schouten • Kim Simons-van Gent (August through November 2018) • Sinde De Strijcker (as of February 2018) • Stefan Schüller (as of March 2018) • Melvin van der Veen (as of March 2018) • Maarten Wiedemeijer (until December 2018) • Wiert Wiertsema • Loes Wijnen (until September 2018) • Paul Wolvekamp

See more information about our people on the Both ENDS website.


● Luana Almeida ● Chris Chancellor ● Niels Heres ● Roos Hommes ● Anne Knoop ● Akshay Kowlesser ● Benedetta Mwoneli Kyengo ● Michiel van Lierop ● Thomas Guy Lovett ● Myrthe Scholtus ● Lani Teljoarubun ● Hanna Verduijn


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’s management will draw up a list of possible candidates together with the Board, 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 the Director 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. The joint foundations publish one consolidated annual account.


In 2018, we welcomed two new Board members and bid farewell to Jacqueline Duerinck, our Secretary, who had to leave the Board after two periods of four years. These changes brought the Board to a total of seven people. We want to thank all our Board members for their commitment to Both ENDS:

Paul Engel, Chair
Independent, Owner of Knowledge, Perspective and Innovation
Other relevant positions: Chair of ISG (International Support Group) • Chair of Oxfam Novib Strategic Partnership External Reference Group

Ikrâm Çakir, Secretary (as of July 2018)
Marketeer and Fundraiser, JINC
Other relevant positions: none

Jacqueline Duerinck, Secretary (until July 2018)
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
Fund Manager, Rabobank Wholesale, Rural & Retail
Other relevant positions: Treasurer of Vereniging ‘Schellingwoude Behouden’ (an association for social benefits)

Evelijne Bruning, Board Member
Country Director of The Hunger Project Netherlands
Other relevant positions: Member of the global management team of The Hunger Project International • Board member of Partos • Member of the advisory committee for the postdoctoral programme of the Centre for International Development Issues Nijmegen

Jurriaan Regouin, Board Member
Programme Manager at the Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (NIMD)
Other relevant positions: Board member of the Eastern European Centre for Multiparty Democracy (EECMD)

Mariken Radstaat, Board Member
Transformation Manager and Deputy Director CLA, Stedin Rotterdam
Other relevant positions: none

Jeroen Schmaal, Board Member (as of July 2018)
Customer Communications Manager, Oasen
Other relevant positions: Chair of the Board of Directors of Theater Kargadoor • Commissioner and Founder of waterstoring.nl


We would also like to thank the following persons and organisations for their support in 2018:

Irene Dankelman • Ockeloen & Kiene • Paul Arlman • Raet • Sjef Langeveld • Techsoup