The Advisory Council

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CBS has an Advisory Council. The Statistics Netherlands Act stipulates that the Advisory Council’s tasks include advising the Director General, upon request or on its own initiative, on the execution of the Director General's tasks and powers. The Advisory Council is also tasked with making a recommendation to the minister when the position of Director General becomes vacant.

Subcommittees

In view of preparing its opinions, the Advisory Council may form (sub)committees from among its members, which may also include non-council members. Opinions are to be adopted by the Advisory Council. All advisory committees are chaired by an Advisory Council member. The Advisory Council shall in any case set up the following advisory committees:

  • an audit committee (AC) for the preparation of advice to the Director General on operations, including financial reporting and risk management policies;
  • an ICT committee (Cie ICT) for the preparation of advice to the Director General on strategy, policy and implementation thereof in the areas of data protection and ICT;
  • a programme committee (PR) for the preparation of advice to the Director General on the Multi-annual programme, the work programme and the advancement of accuracy and completeness of the statistical releases.

Members of the Advisory Council and subcommittees

In accordance with the Statistics Netherlands Act, Advisory Council members are appointed by the Minister of Economic Affairs. Members of any subcommittee are appointed by the DG. In accordance with administrative regulations, the DG determines financial compensation of the council members (in Dutch only). 

the Advisory Council
Members of the Advisory Council
C.M. (Charlotte) Insinger (deputy chair)retiring on 1-1-2025, not eligible for reappointment
A.M.A.E. (Anne-Marie) Rakhorstretiring on 1-1-2026, not eligible for reappointment
F.J.H. (Henk) Donretiring on 1-6-2024, eligible for reappointment
M. (Martijn) Dekkerretiring on 1-1-2026, eligible for reappointment
Members of the Audit Committee
C.M. (Charlotte) Insinger MBA (chair)retiring on op 1-1-2025, not eligible for reappointment
E.M.A. (Ellen) van Schoten RAretiring on 1-1-2025, eligible for reappointment
V.G. (Vincent) Moolenaarretiring on 1-1-2027, eligible for reappointment
Members of the ICT Committee
M. (Martijn) Dekker (chair)retiring on 1-1-2026, eligible for reappointment
F.K. (Karel) van Lambalgenretiring on 1-7-2024, not eligible for reappointment
B. (Bibi) van den Bergretiring on 1-4-2025, not eligible for reappointment
D. (Diego) Kuonenretiring on 1-10-2024, eligible for reappointment
B.C. (Barbara) Ubaldiretiring on 1-10-2024, eligible for reappointment
J.J.W. (Jaap) Haenenretiring on 1-1-2026, eligible for reappointment

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