Board of Supervisors Oxfam Novib (Raad van Toezicht)

These are the members of the Board of Supervisors (Raad van Toezicht) of Oxfam Novib.


Peter Verbaas (1959)

Peter Verbaas RvT

Peter is chair of the Board of Supervisors since November 2018. By way of his position as Chair of Oxfam Novib’s Board of Supervisors, he is a member of the Board of Supervisors and the Finance, Risk and Audit Committee (FRAC) of Oxfam International. Peter Verbaas is a partner at Charistar, a not-for-profit consultancy for impact with clients in the charity sector, culture, education, and sports. His other positions include a non-executive position at VU Medisch Centrum Fonds, and membership of the Non-Executive Board of ASN Beleggingsbeheer. 

Joyeeta Gupta (1964)

Joyeeta Gupta RvT

Joyeeta Gupta is Professor of Environment and Development in the Global South at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and at the IHE Institute for Water Education in Delft. Her other positions include that of Vice-Chair of the Committee on Development Cooperation and membership of the Advisory Council on International Affairs. Joyeeta Gupta is presently Co-Chair of the UN Environment’s Global Environmental Outlook-6: Healthy Planet, Healthy People – which was adopted by the United Nations Environment Assembly in March 2019.

Laurien Koster (1950)

Laurien Koster RvT

As of 2017, Laurien Koster is the independent chair of the Children’s Rights Collective (KRC), a coalition of NGOs. Until 2015, she was Chair of the Netherlands Institute for Human Rights and of its predecessor, the Equal Treatment Commission. Laurien Koster’s prior experience includes being President of the Court in Alkmaar and more than 32 years as a judge and a lawyer. Laurien Koster is Chair of the remuneration committee of the Board of Supervisors.

Christel de Lange (1989)

Christel de Lange RvT

Christel de Lange works at the Ministry of Finance at the Inspectorate of the Budget. Until 2018, she was a member of the Advisory Council on Youth within the Council of Europe. Her previous experiences include working as a strategy consultant and board membership of the Dutch National Youth Council. At the latter, Christel has focussed on local and European youth participation and human rights education. 

Kris Douma (1961)


Kris Douma RvT

Kris Douma is a director at PRI, the UN-supported initiative Principles for Responsible Investment, in London. Before joining PRI, he was interim manager at NBA, the Dutch professional organization for accountants. He spent seven years as director responsible investment and governance at MN, a fiduciary asset manager for pension funds. He started his career as a consultant and manager at FNV trade unions. Between 2003 and 2006 he served as a member of parliament for the PvdA (social democrats) in the Dutch parliament (Tweede Kamer). Kris Douma is chair of the financial committee of the Board of Supervisors.

Inge Hutter (1959)

Inge Hutter RvT

Inge Hutter is, since August 2015, rector at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), The Hague, of Erasmus University Rotterdam. She is also professor of Participatory and Qualitative Research in Population and Development. Before joining ISS, she worked at the Faculty of Spatial Sciences of the University of Groningen, during the last years as professor of Demography and dean. She received her PhD cum laude in 1994 at the University of Groningen, conducting reserach on nutrition of women during pregnancy and the effects on well-being of women and children in South India. She conducted several (participatory) research projects in India, Cameroun, Malawi and northern Netherlands and supervised PhD researchers from / working in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan; Tanzania, Uganda, Ghana; the Netherlands and USA.

Martijn Dadema (1975)


Martijn Dadema RvT

Martijn Dadema currently is mayor of Raalte, a municipality of 37500 inhabitants in eastern Netherlands. He is a former seasoned diplomat with extensive experience and knowledge in international peace and security, development cooperation, conventional arms control, environment as well as United Nations, World Bank and IMF. He has held various positions since 2000 in the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs before he was appointed mayor in December 2014, including Head of Arms Exports and Control, deputy Head of Political affairs at the Netherlands Mission to the UN in New York, first secretary and deputy permanent representative to UNEP and UNHABITAT in Nairobi.


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