Board members

Mr. H.Th. Bouma (Chairman)

Work experience

  • Until 1 February 2015: Deputy judge at the Court of Appeal in The Hague.
  • 1970 – 2010: Partner (since 1975) and attorney-at-law at Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn.
  • Specializing in corporate and insolvency law and advising government bodies and corporates.

Other functions

  • Chairman of the board of Stichting Spaardersbelangen (a claim foundation for the benefit of investors Aegon).
  • Member of the Disputes Committee dealing with disputes regarding the execution of a settlement agreement in respect of the Dexia case (share leasing).
  • Member of the board of Stichting OCA , a foundation that supports research in respect of class actions.
  • Member of the board of Stichting Belangen Rechtsbijstandsverzekerden DSB, a claim foundation that entered into a settlement agreement with consumer bank DSB Bank N.V.
  • Former member of the board of Vereniging Achmea.
  • Chairman of the board of Stichting Continuïteit ASMI.

Mr. J. M. A. van Huut (Treasurer)

Work experience

  • Until 2012 : Partner at Mazars Paardekooper Hoffman (since 1980)
  • Registeraccountant in public practice, specialized in financial audits and related advisory work for international organizations.
  • Managing Partner at Mazars Paardekooper Hoffman , 1992-2012
  • Member of Group Executive Board Mazars Group , 2000-2012
  • Chair/ Board Member of Praxity , an Global Alliance of Independent Accounting Firms, 2007-2015

Other Functions

  • Vice-president/Treasurer at Accountancy Europe , since from 2011 until 2017
  • Board Member/Treasurer at Royal NBA ( Dutch Institute of Accountants) , From 2011 until 2016
  • Member/Chair of Audit Committee of “Commissie Centrale Statistiek” (supervisory body of CBS, Dutch Institute of National Statistics) from 2004 until 2012.

Mr. J.C. Rosenberg Polak

Work experience

  • From 1978 till the end of 2016 working as a lawyer in district The Hague, since 2001 with Salomons van der Valk Advocaten.
  • Since 1985 mostly active as court-appointed trustee in bankruptcies and as administrator in suspensions of payment. Amongst others trustee in the bankruptcies of Infotheek Groep N.V. (and its thirty subsidiaries), of TXU Europe Trading B.V. and of various companies belonging to the Euro American Group.
  • In that period member of Insolad, Insol Europe en Insol World.

Supervisory board members

Mr. E.M. Kostense

Kostense has practiced civil law for over 40 years, and has been a mediator for 20 years. Her core business is assisting clients in arranging their divorce. In 2011 Kostense was certified at Nyenrode Business University to act as a supervisory board member.

Some of Kostense’s (former) ancillary activities:

  • Founding partner of Van Hilten Advocaten & Mediators
  • Deputy judge at the Appellate Court of Amsterdam and the Appellate Court of Arnhem-Leeuwarden
  • Member of the Council of Discipline (‘Raad van Discipline’) of the Dutch Bar, in the district of The Hague
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of the The Hague section of the Netherlands Bar Association
  • Member of the Netherlands Mediators Federation (‘Mediatorsfederatie Nederland’)
  • Member of the Association of Collaborative Professionals

Drs. P.J. van Gerwen RBA, RT

Work experience

  • Owner/founder of Cadension, providing ‘financial surgery’ to solve complex financial issues and expert support in litigation procedures (since 2014).
  • Vice President at Vallstein (consultancy on Bank Relationship Management) (2008 – 2013).
  • Director at ING Investment Management (2000 – 2008).
  • Treasury at CenE Bankiers (1997 – 2000).
  • Product Development at AEGON Asset Management (1995 - 1997).

Other functions

  • Member of the Supervisory Board at WakaWaka Foundation (since 2014).

Mrs. Wil Tonkens-Gerkema

Work experience

  • Arbitrator and third party charged with giving binding opinions (2011 – present)
  • Deputy Justice of the Court of Amsterdam (2012-2016)
  • Vice-president of the Court of Amsterdam (1988 - end of 2011)
  • Judge at the Court of Amsterdam (1984-1988)
  • Deputy Judge at the Court of Amsterdam (1980-1984)
  • University lecturer on Employment Law (1981-1984) and Private Law (1978-1981) at VU
  • Lawyer in Amsterdam, Goudsmit and Branbergen (1971-1978)

Other functions

  • Chairperson of the Netherlands Association for the Judiciary (2000-2008)
  • Since 1 July 2017 – Member of the Claims Code Committee (evaluation of the existing Claims Code)
  • Since 2015 – Chairperson of the Committee deciding on challenges at the Netherlands Arbitration Institute
  • Editor T&C Civil-law Proceedings, Interlocutory Proceedings Dept.
  • Chairperson of the Supervisory Committee of the Netherlands Arbitration Institute
  • Deputy Crown-appointed Member of the Disciplinary Appeals Tribunal - Lawyers (2001-2008)
  • Deputy Secretary of the Netherlands Disciplinary Board for Registered Accountants and Accounting Consultants (1978-1989)
  • Deputy Secretary of the Medical Disciplinary Tribunal (1974-1982)
  • Staff member Netherlands Law Reports (1991-2002)