The Foundation Continuity is entirely autonomous within the parameters of its goals, and its board is independent of PostNL.
The first Board of Management of the Foundation Continuity was appointed upon its foundation in 1998. The board has subsequently appointed its own members without requiring the approval or cooperation of PostNL. Members of the board of the Foundation Continuity are appointed for a period of maximum four years. The board has a retirement schedule for its members. Matters relating to the board, such as composition, appointment, independence, meetings and decision-making, have been laid down in the articles of association of the Foundation Continuity. These articles are available under the section Downloads.
The board of the Foundation Continuity currently comprises three members. The current members are:
J.H.M. Lindenbergh (Chairman)
Mr Hessel Lindenbergh (1943) is a former member of the Executive Board of ING Group N.V. Mr Lindenbergh is also the former chairman of the Supervisory Board of ABN AMRO, former chairman of the Supervisory Board of NIBC, former member of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Börse, and a former member of the Supervisory Board of Royal Numico, Petroplus International and Gamma Holding.
W. van Vonno
Mr Wim van Vonno (1941) is the former chairman of the Executive Board of BAM Groep and a member of its Supervisory Board. Mr Van Vonno’s other positions include chairman of the Supervisory Board of Van Nieuwpoort Groep and member of the Supervisory Board of M.J. de Nijs en zonen, Van `t Hek beheer, NEWOMIJ financieringen and Convest. Mr Van Vonno is also member of the board of Stichting continuïteit ING.
M.P. Nieuwe Weme
Mr Marco Nieuwe Weme (1965) is a professor of Corporate Law. His other positions include membership of the board of the Business and Law Research Centre (Onderzoekcentrum Onderneming & Recht), deputy judge at the Amsterdam district court, and external advisor to the Dutch financial markets regulator Autoriteit Financiële Markten. He also holds a number of board positions in the corporate world, with companies such Accell, TKH and Brill.
Y. van Rooy
Ms. Yvonne van Rooy (1951) is a former State Secretary of Economic Affairs and she has held various positions at universities and in the Dutch healthcare sector. She is currently a member of the Supervisory Boards at Philips the Netherlands and Fuji Europe and Supervisory Director at Gemeentemuseum The Hague and disability organisation ‘s Heerenloo.