Profile and composition of the Supervisory Board

Royal HaskoningDHV has a two-tier structure, whereby the Supervisory Board is a separate and independent body from the Executive Board. The Supervisory Board supervises and advises the Executive Board in performing its management tasks and setting the direction for Royal HaskoningDHV. The Supervisory Board endorses the principle that the composition of the Supervisory Board shall be such that its members are able to act critically and independently of one another and of the Executive Board and any particular interests. In performing its tasks, the Supervisory Board focuses on, inter alia, Royal HaskoningDHV’s strategy and the execution thereof, the succession planning for the Executive Board, the management of risks inherent to Royal HaskoningDHV’s operational activities, the financial performance and reporting process, compliance with applicable legislation and regulations, and the relationship with shareholders and other stakeholders.
The full profile of the Supervisory Board can be found on the website.

The Supervisory Board consists of five members. Its members cover the targeted competencies in accordance with the profile of the Supervisory Board and are independent in the performance of their duties and responsibilities. The Supervisory Board monitors its profile and composition, continuously striving for a diverse and balanced composition in accordance with the latest governance requirements and regulations as well as assuring alignment with the strategic direction of the company.
The Supervisory Board consisted of two female and three male members in 2023, all of whom are of Dutch nationality.

The Supervisory Board would like to thank Angelique Paulussen-Hoogakker who stepped down in April 2023 having reached the statutory maximum term. She played an instrumental role in driving a constructive relation between the Supervisory Board, the Executive Board and the Works Council. Louisa van den Broek was then appointed to the Supervisory Board at the recommendation of the Dutch Works Council.

In the 2023 Annual General Meeting, Peter Blauwhoff was reappointed for a third term of one year and will step down at the 2024 meeting. The Supervisory Board has completed the process for his succession.

Evaluation of the Supervisory Board

In 2023, evaluation of the Supervisory Board and its committees was performed by a self-assessment, consisting of a written survey, followed by one-on-one meetings between the Chair and individual Supervisory Board members. Furthermore, the Vice-Chair interacted with all Supervisory Board members to assess the performance of the Chair. The outcome of the evaluation was further discussed within the Supervisory Board. The internal evaluation over last year’s performance of the Supervisory Board concluded that the Supervisory Board continues to be a well-functioning team, is of an appropriate size, and benefits from the expertise and diversity of its members. The main findings of the self-evaluation were discussed with the Executive Board.