Supervisory Board

Audit committee

The audit committee oversees important financial matters. This committee, with as members Mr Eysink (chair), Mrs Krist and Mr Groothedde, convenes every quarter to discuss these matters and meets at least twice a year to discuss matters with the external auditor. The financial statements are presented to the General Meeting of Shareholders by the Supervisory Board.

Remuneration Selection and Appointment Committee

The Remuneration, Selection and Appointment Committee consists of Mrs Buis (chair), Mr Vierstra and Mr Groothedde. The committee advises on the remuneration of the members of the Executive Board and arranges for the selection and appointment of members of the Executive Board.

D.G. (Doede) Vierstra RC

Doede Vierstra (1958) was appointed in his current position as board member by the Enterprise Division of the Court of Amsterdam. As CFO of Nuon and in other former positions he acquired extensive experience with public stakeholders, including public shareholders. At present, Vierstra is chairman of the Supervisory Board of KNGF Guide Dogs and a member of the Supervisory Board of Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC). In the past, he held the position of chairman of the Werkgeversvereniging Energie- en Nutsbedrijven [Energy and Utility Companies Employers’ Association]. Consequently, he is familiar with the challenges that Stedin Group faces in connection with the energy transition. He is also a member of the board of the Nyenrode Foundation and chairman of the supervisory board at PGGM.

A.J. (Annie) Krist M.A.

Annie Krist (b. 1960) commenced her career at N.V. Nederlandse Gasunie in 1987. She subsequently held various positions within the sales department and headed several account management teams. At the end of the 1990s, she was a member of the Gasunie team that was responsible for the commercial, technical and IT modifications resulting from the deregulation of the gas market. In 2005, she joined the management team of Gasunie Transport Services. From 2008 to 2011, she was Director Strategy and Participations and on 1-7-2011, she was appointed as Managing Director. From 1-5-2016 to 1-4-2017, Annie was a member of the Executive Board and CEO of Gasunie Transport Services. She was appointed as CEO of GasTerra with effect from 1-4-2017. She is also a member of the board of the Energy Netherlands Association.

T.W. (Theo) Eysink CA

Theo Eysink (b. 1966) started his career at Arthur Andersen, after which he worked in financial positions at KLM Catering, Spuigroep and Electrabel between 1996 and 2006. From 2006 to 2010, he was VP Finance at Bombardier Transportation Holding before being appointed CFO at Stork Technical Services in 2010. In 2012, he became EVP Corporate Control at KPN and with effect from 1-5-2018 he was appointed CFO of the Business Market division of KPN. He has supervisory experience in the public and semi-public sector. Eysink is also a member of the Supervisory Board of Vesteda Investment Management B.V.

H.L. (Hanne) Buis LLM, MSc

As of June 1 2020, Hanne Buis (b. 1976) has been appointed as a member of the Schiphol management team as Chief Projects & Assets Officer. Before being appointed in that role, she was Managing Director of Lelystad Airport, which is part of Royal Schiphol Group. As director of an airport, she knows what it takes to manage a company that is at the centre of attention of society and, like Stedin Group, is on the eve of far-reaching changes with an impact on its social and natural environment. She also has extensive experience of working with various local and regional authorities and with the central government. Her other positions include that of member of the Supervisory Board of the Netherlands Bach Society and member of the Board of the University Council of the Erasmus University.

Ir. A.P.G. (Arco) Groothedde 

Arco Groothedde (1964) is currently a member of the supervisory board of DSW. Previously, he was CEO of Translink Systems, the Kadaster (Netherlands’ Cadastre, Land Registry and Mapping Agency) and RDW. His activities at Translink included the introduction of the public transport chip card. Groothedde’s ample experience as board member during the digital transformation at the Kadaster and Translink comes in very useful at Stedin Group, because digitisation in an important topic in the energy transition. He wishes to contribute to providing socially relevant customer-oriented service. His other position include that of member of the Supervisory Board of ROC Aventus.