ir. Ton Marée
Ton Marée has been Research Manager of TNO’s Space Systems Engineering research group since 2011. His group is developing opto-mechanical instruments for Earth observation and space missions, such as TROPOMI, Sentinel 5, GAIA, and equipment for laser communication. Ton was appointed as chairman of the NVR on 5 October 2020
Barbara ten berge
Barbara works in space since 2002. She started as
communication and education employee in the Human Spaceflight directorate at ESA/ESTEC. Later she joined HE Space as recruiter and communication employee. Barbara co-ordinates in her current job marketing and communication for HE Space. She was on the Board of Women in Aerospace (WIA) Europe up to June 2012.
Mischa de Brouwer
Stijn has been passionate about space travel all his life, long before his studies in AE at TU Delft. The choice for the Space Exploration master program came as no surprise. After several international internships at the University of British Columbia, Airbus Defense & Space Toulouse and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, he is back in the Netherlands. In 2018 he started at Airbus Defense & Space Netherlands as the company’s first trainee. In his current position as Optical Communications Engineer, he focuses on the development and industrialization of advanced communication technologies between ground stations and satellites.
Frederique van 't klooster
Frederique worked at the Ministry of Justice, department of Knowledge Migration, after she finished her study International and European Law at Leiden Law University. She worked 10 years at ESA/ESTEC, first as legal assistant in the Technology Transfer Programme Office, later as a lawyer within the Contract Division for Earth observation and to establish and manage contracts for ESA’s General Support Technology Programme and the ESTEC Test Centre. Since 2019 she works at TNO for Unit Industry, Roadmap Space as Legal Counsel.
Richelle works as an Office Manager at the Dutch Aerospace Association where she started in 2010. In this position she is the first point of contact for the board and the members. She also takes care of all correspondence and administration and is regularly present at the events organized by NVR.
After his Communication studies, Frits started working at a start-up to put his specialization Brand Management into practice. Today he works in the advertising world. Frits has been part of the NVR’s social media team since 2018. There, he provides the content for our social media channels together with others. In addition, he is committed to various projects to get young people enthusiastic about space travel.
From the summer of 2011 Gerard was also active as a freelancer in space travel as well as chairman of NVR. For a number of years he was chairman of the Local Organizing Committee of the Space Studies Program (SSP) of the International Space University that was organized in the Netherlands in 2018, and now he is chairman of SSPF (Space Professionals Foundation) to co-finance Young Enable professionals to follow new editions of SSP (and similar programs).