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PBL Advisory Board

The task of the PBL Advisory Board is to monitor both scientific quality and social relevance of the research conducted by PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency. This includes organising periodic audits. Members of the Advisory Board are appointed for a term of three years, with a possibility of reappointment.


  • Wim van de Donk, King’s Commissioner for the Province of North Brabant (Chair)
  • Luca Bertolini, professor of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Amsterdam
  • Marko Hekkert, professor of Dynamics of Innovations Systems and head of the department of Innovation Studies at the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Utrecht University
  • Tanja Klip-Martin, Chair of the Waterschap Vallei and Veluwe Water Authority
  • Rudy Rabbinge, Emeritus Professor, Chair of Sustainable Development and Food Security
  • Annemarie van der Rest, manager Health, Safety and Environmental Affairs, Shell Nederland
  • Dirk Sijmons, Professor of Landscape Architecture at TU Delft, partner at H+N+S Landscape Architects in Amersfoort
  • Geert Teisman, Professor of Public Administration at the Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • Kees Vendrik, chief economist Triodos Bank
  • Hans van der Vlist, various administrative functions, recently including Secretary-General at the former Dutch Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment, and TMG Top Consultant (Senior Civil Service (ABD)