Our board

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.

  • 'Rijkswaterstaat has an important social function; together with our partners we promote safety, mobility and the quality of life in the Netherlands. I am proud to be able to lead an organisation with such a fine task.'

    Michèle Blom Director-general
  • 'Promoting safety, mobility and the quality of life in the Netherlands is something we do in partnership with others: provinces, municipalities, water boards, businesses and research institutes. We can only achieve the best results for our users by working closely together.’

    Jaap Slootmaker Deputy director-general
  • 'Information is crucial for operating and managing our networks, but also for the users of our roads, waterways and water systems. Rijkswaterstaat will therefore continue investing in the quality of the information it provides, both now and in the future.'

    Perry van der Weyden Managing director Central Information Technology
  • 'Every year, Rijkswaterstaat has a budget of almost 5 billion euros. I attach great importance to achieving the maximum possible return for society, while keeping our work affordable by using innovative, efficient methods and work processes. That is my challenge as chief financial officer.'

    José van Aerle Chief financial officer
  • 'Our road inspectors, traffic controllers, lock masters and water managers work 24 hours a day to make the Netherlands safe, liveable and accessible. Behind the scenes, they guarantee reliable water management and smooth, safe traffic flow on the road and on the water. They deal with accidents as quickly as possible and take action in the event of emergencies and crises.'

    Erica Slump Chief engineer director Traffic and Water Management