Board

The NVR Board is chosen by the members and is currently made up of the following persons:
ir. Ton Marée

ir. Ton Marée

Voorzitter

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

Peter Buist

Peter Buist

Board member

Peter worked in the Japanese aerospace industry, specialising in particular in Global Navigation Satellite Systems, for years after completing his aerospace master course at TU Delft. After his return to the Netherlands, he worked at TU Delft before joining the National Aerospace Laboratory (NLR). Recent projects of Peter are satellite formation flights and experimenting with a platform that launches micro-gravity experiments from a high altitude balloon
Barbara ten berge

Barbara ten berge

Secretary

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

Mischa de Brouwer

Treasurer

After studying Aerospace Engineering at TU Delft Mischa worked on the Sloshsat project at the NLR. After a sidestap as a stockbroker he has worked as a project controller at ESA ESTEC since 2005. Currently he works for the Galileo project, and as management support he takes care of the financial management – and schedule tasks for the project managers.
Chris verhoeven

Chris verhoeven

Board member

Chris is Assistant Professor at TU Delft in both the Faculty EW&I as well as L&R, implementing modern IC and MEMS technologies in space. He was researcher and projectleader for the first Dutch nano-satellite project Delfi-C3 and continues now promoting the performance and outreach of small satellites via new projects, like Delfi-n3Xt, OLFAR, Data-Collecting Colonies and e-Moth.
Stijn Mast

Stijn Mast

board member

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 van 't klooster

Board member

Frédérique worked at the Ministry of Justice, department of Knowledge Migrants after she finished her study International and European Law at the University of Leiden. Since 2009 she has been working at ESA / ESTEC, first as a legal assistant in the Technology Transfer Programme Office, later as a lawyer within the Contract Division for Earth observation. Currently she working for the Contract Division and is closely involved in establishing and managing contracts for ESA’s General Support Technology Programme and the ESTEC Test Centre.
Richelle Scheffers

Richelle Scheffers

office manager

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.

Peter batenburg

Peter batenburg

Board member

After his studies Peter started at Airbus D & S in Bremen, as a member of the Columbus Engineering Support Team ( COLEST ) working for the ISS. Among other things he contributed to the PromISSe mission of André Kuipers. Since 2014, Peter returned to the Netherlands, at first on ‘mission’ from Airbus D & S Bremen, and more recently as a consultant at ADSE . Peter is active in the NVR as a member of the editorial board and the event committee since 2011.
Frits Overtoom

Frits Overtoom

Board member

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.

Gerard Blaauw

Gerard Blaauw

ex Chairman,

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).

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