Raad van Toezicht

Raad van Toezicht

Simon van Driel was, among others, general director of the Social Affairs Department and the City Management Department of the municipality of The Hague. He was a member of the management team of pension fund ABP and president of the management of assurance company Loyalis. He fulfilled numerous supervisory functions in both the profit and nonprofit sectors: higher education, health care, pensions, corporate social responsibility, mortgage bank, etcetera. From 2003 to 2011 he was a member of the Senate of the States General. He was a member of the board of supervisors of the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague and president of the board of supervisors of the Muziektheater in Amsterdam. Between October 2014 and July 2018 Simon van Driel was general director of the Koninklijke Schouwburg and, after the merger, managing director of Het Nationale Theater. 


 Fatma Kaya (1969) is a connector pur sang and socially involved to the bone. She works as a relationship manager for the JOGG foundation, which stands for healthy youth and a healthy future, and works with municipalities throughout the Netherlands to achieve this. Fatma has always worked in the non-profit sector for trade unions, governments and educational institutions, among others. She was a member of the Supervisory Board of the Koninklijke Schouwburg for six years, was chairman of the Women at Work Foundation in The Hague and is a member of Rotary Club 's Gravenhage Kijkduin.

Guus Mostart initially studied medicine. With a scholarship from the then Ministry of C.R.M., he took a stage management course at the London Opera Centre after which he joined the Netherlands Opera Foundation under Hans de Roo. In 1977, he left for the Glyndebourne Festival where he rose from Staff Producer to Associate Director and Director of Production for the Glyndebourne Touring Opera. In the more than 40 years Guus has worked in the opera world, he has held various positions including Director of Artistic Affairs Dutch Opera, Artistic Director Vancouver Opera, Director of Artistic Administration & Dramaturgy English National Opera and Intendant of the National Touring Opera.

George Oostrom is a former CEO of a multinational claims management company. He has worked in several countries and was responsible for the business activities in the Benelux and France. He is a member of NIVRE - the Dutch Institute of Registered Experts, of which he has been (vice) chairman for several years. As a board member, he is still associated with the foundation Calamities and Projects, a foundation affiliated with NIVRE.
In addition, George is a member of various boards related to the insurance sector, such as the Institute of Financial Crime, and he is active as an editorial board member of the Salvage Foundation of the combined fire insurers. George Oostrom has a great passion for opera and classical music.

Stefaan Rodts is CEO at accountants and tax advisors PKF Wallast. Previously, he worked at organization consulting firm McKinsey & Company as a strategy and management consultant, at software developer IPSoft as Chief of Staff Europe and at insurer Aegon as global HR Technology & Analytics director. For many years he has enjoyed devoting himself to culture and education. In addition to being a member of the supervisory board of OPERA2DAY, he is a member of the board of the Miniature City Madurodam Foundation in The Hague. In his spare time he enjoys sports, playing the piano and regularly visits theater and other cultural performances.

Lotte Pierik graduated from the Music Theatre programme, at Codarts Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, in 2020.
In 2019, she received the Music Theatre Stipendium from Erasmus University Rotterdam. She chose to change tack in early 2023, focusing on positions behind the scenes. She is now working as Assistant Artistic and Business Director at both Wende Snijders and Stichting MusicalMakers.

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