Our board

Rijkswaterstaat’s Executive Board is responsible for the functioning of the organisation as a whole, with the emphasis on strategic planning and decision-making.

  • Patricia ZorkoDeputy director general of Rijkswaterstaat

    'In daily practice, close to citizens, our work towards a safe, accessible and sustainable Netherlands becomes concrete. The replacement and renovation task in particular will be an important task. This requires good cooperation with public and private partners. I would like to contribute to that, with my focus on the regional work of Rijkswaterstaat.'

  • Louis SchouwstraChief engineer-director Central Netherlands

    'Rijkswaterstaat Central Netherlands manages the largest buffer of fresh water in Europe and supplies fresh water to a third part of The Netherlands. Sustainable management with great concern for climate and ecology is of vital importance for our country.'

  • Ron KalkmanChief information officer

    'It is a great honour to make a major contribution to the important social tasks of Rijkswaterstaat, together with colleagues who are passionate and have a lot of craftmanship.'