De Eerste Kamer welcomes two new board members and a new external advisor
As of January 2021, we welcome two new board members and a new external advisor, who are happy to introduce themselves to you. With the arrival of two new board members, a number of board changes are taking place. Lara Kaptein will take over in March (after the General Meeting of Members) from Marijn Jansen, who is stepping down, and Kimber Miedema will in turn take over the treasurer’s position from Lara. Take a look at the new board here.
Floortje de la Fosse (Secretary)
Hi! My name is Floortje de la Fosse, and I will be the new secretary of Tenants Association De Eerste Kamer. I finished my bachelors in Classical Flute at the Royal Conservatory The Hague and in Educational Child Studies (Pedagogical Sciences) at Leiden University. In February I will start with my masters in Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology at Leiden University. I am looking forward to working at De Eerste Kamer, because I think it is important that the DUWO-tenant’s voices are being heard in a righteous way. As secretary, there is a lot of responsibility in organizing the association and keeping everything up to date. I am excited to start this journey. Next to being a student, I am also a language buddy for foreign people, and I love going to concerts, reading books, listening to podcasts and eating nice food.
Alexander de Jong (Board member Local affaris)
Hey! I am Alexander de Jong and the new board member for local affairs. At the end of January I will receive my bachelor degree ‘Philosophy’ (specialized in Politics and Ethics) at Leiden University, after which I will start the master ‘Management of the Public Sector’ here in The Hague, where I have been living in a room of DUWO for almost two years. As a board member in the field of local affairs, I will be maintaining contact between DUWO as well as the tenants and De Eerste Kamer. I hope to make a career for myself in the field of administration and policy later on after my studies; and therefore I take my duties very seriously. I am happy that with this position I can represent fellow students and assist them where necessary.
Erik-Jan van der Knaap (External advisor)
Hello, my name is Erik-Jan van der Knaap and I will be the external advisor for tenants’ association De Eerste Kamer as of January 2021. In addition, I work as an interim team manager and project supervisor for housing associations and have extensive experience with tenants’ participation and assisting tenants with major renovations, major maintenance and sustainability projects. I also work as a coordinator of operational teams in the field of Housing, Rental and Rent Collection. With all this experience, I want to support and advise De Eerste Kamer in a professional way.