The IRC Supervisory Board is comprised of uneven number of members. The Board approves the annual plans, the annual accounts, the annual report and the annual budget.
Chairman of the Supervisory Board - Mr Hans van Dord
Hans van Dord (1944) was until 1-1-2008 Director Corporate Development of ARCADIS.
He studied drainage and irrigation at Wageningen University. He worked in a broad spectrum of positions; all related to the “living environment”. He joined ARCADIS in 1985. In his most recent position he was responsible for the “horizontal lines” within the global ARCADIS. As chairman of the board of ARCADIS Logos (Brazil) and ARCADIS Geotécnica (Chile) he was also responsible for ARCADIS’ operations in South America. After his retirement, he took on the position of interim CEO of ARCADIS Germany (600 staff).
He is also:
Member Advisory Board GOPA Consultants (Germany)
Vice chairman Koninklijke Nederlandse Heidemaatschappij
Mr Henk den Boer
Henk den Boer has joined the Supervisory Board in May 2014 and will specifically pay attention to financial aspects – supporting the board’s audit committee.
Since 2006 Henk has had his own consultancy firm doing a range of senior consultancy jobs in the Netherlands and internationally, focusing on finance, strategy, organisation and mediation. Before that he was among others a senior partner at PriceWaterHouseCoopers.
He also has commitments in the following organisations:
Member of the Supervisory Board De Waal Autogroep BV
Member of Foundation Administratiekantoor Tigchelaar BV
Member of the Supervisory Board Foundation Mr. Piket
Member of the initiators group and board member of Foundation Hospice Westland
Arbitrator via the Ned. Arbitrage Instituut
Board member of Foundation Sociaal Plan PSO
Mr Piers Cross
A South African national with 30 years’ experience, Mr Piers Cross is a leading international spokesperson and strategist in the water supply and sanitation sector. Mr Cross worked for the World Bank Water and Sanitation Program for 20 years in several capacities, including as Global Program Manager and Principle Regional Team Leader in Africa and South Asia. He now advises several international agencies on water and sanitation issues and is the senior advisor on the Sanitation and Water for All partnership. He worked in over 40 countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America. In 1999 he served as an international member on the IRC Advisory Board. Mr Cross was the first Chief Executive of the Mvula Trust.
Mr Robert Bos
Robert Bos is the former Coordinator of the Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Health Unit in the World Health Organization (WHO). In this function, he headed WHO's efforts in normative water quality work and in monitoring access to drinking-water and sanitation.
In February 2013 he completed his 32 year service as a Public Health Biologist with WHO and he now is an independent consultant in public health, water and environment, based in Geneva, Switzerland. He holds M.Sc. degrees from the University of Amsterdam in medical biology, and in basic and clinical immunology.
Mrs Regien van der Sijp
Regien van der Sijp was director of the network organisation SMK until May 2015. In collaboration with firms, NGOs and government, SMK develops and maintains transparent and reliable sustainability criteria and benchmark systems for agro/food and non-food products.
Previously Regien was director of Hivos International from 1997 until 2003. She also worked for SNV and as a consultant in over 20 countries worldwide. Regien was member of supervisory boards (Triodos Doen Fonds and Aidenvironment) and chairperson of the Project Advisory Committee of OxfamNovib. She holds an M.Sc. degree in International Public Law and Economics from the University of Utrecht and a degree in Health and Hospital Administration at King's College, London.
Ms Meera Mehta
Meera Mehta is a Professor at the Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology University (CEPT University), India. She teaches Urban Finance and Development Studies, and manages a major research programme on urban water supply and sanitation. She is a member of the Stockholm-based Steering Committee of the Global Water Partnership (GWP). She earlier worked with the World Bank in India and its Water and Sanitation Program in Africa, and the USAID FIRE-D project in India.
Dr. Mehta has consulted for several international agencies (World Bank, ADB, DFID, UNICEF, USAID and Government of the Netherlands), and non-profits (Gates Foundation and WaterAid). She has written extensively on housing, urban development, water and sanitation and infrastructure finance. Dr Mehta studied Architecture, Urban Planning and has a Ph.D. in economics.
Mr Emiel Wegelin
Emiel Wegelin, a Dutch national, is an international urban economist (PhD in Economics, University of Amsterdam, 1977) with more than 40 years of experience in a wide range of advisory and capacity building assignments across the world. Emiel has worked with a wide range of international institutions including IADB, ADB, World Bank, UNDP, UN-Habitat, and bilateral external support agencies, such as DGIS, GIZ (formerly GTZ), and SDC.
Crrently Emiel is the Director of UrbAct - International Advisory Services for Urban Action in Rotterdam, Netherlands, a position he also held during 2001-2007. During 2007-2012 Emiel was the GIZ Program Coordinator for the ADB- , BMZ -, Sida -, Austria - and Shanghai Municipal Government supported Asia-wide Cities Development Initiative for Asia (CDIA), based in Manila, the Philippines.
Emiel has lived and worked on long-term assignments abroad for more than 20 years, mainly in Asia.
Mr Antonie de Wilde
Antonie de Wilde is an Investment Committee Member of the Mekong Brahmaputra Clean Development Fund LP. The duties of an Investment Committee Member are to decide on the acceptability of proposed Permitted Investments into the Investment Portfolio as well as when to voluntarily dispose of Investments from the Investment Portfolio.
Antonie is also a Director and Shareholder with Cozumel Energy Uganda and a Managing Partner of PT Trumi Lestari Indonesia (Truli). PT Truli brings together international and Indonesian experience in project development of waste to energy projects with a focus on palm oil waste and municipal solid waste.
In addition to numerous courses in Finance and Management, Antonie holds a Ph.D in Sociology and Anthropology of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, a M.Phil Science of the University of Edinburgh, UK and Mechanical Engineer, Hogere Technische School, Enschede, the Netherlands.