Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

Gala Veldhoen appointed as member of the AUAS Supervisory Board

17 Dec 2020 14:10 | Communication

Gala Veldhoen has been appointed as a member of the Supervisory Board of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) effective 1 January 2021. The Supervisory Board announced this today. She is the intended Chair of the Supervisory Board as of 1 May 2021. Veldhoen will succeed the board’s current chair, Marleen Barth, who will leave after serving the maximum of two terms on the board. Upon the arrival of Gala Veldhoen the Supervisory Board will consist of six members.

G.V.M. Veldhoen LLM (Amsterdam, 1971) is an experienced director/supervisor and senator in the Dutch Senate for the political party ‘GroenLinks’. She studied law at the University of Amsterdam and served as a lawyer until 2006. She was employed as a civil and criminal judge at the District Court of Central Netherlands Between 2007 and 2019. In addition, she has held a variety of management and supervisory positions, including at the school board ‘Onderwijsstichting Zelfstandige Gymnasia’, as well as the theatre Carré, the Dutch Public Broadcaster NPO, and she was a member of the Rabobank Member Council and Chair of the Dutch Advertising Code Committee. She is currently a member of the Rembrandt Association Disputes Committee, a member of cultural centre Paradiso's supervisory board and a member of the Ymere housing corporation’s supervisory board.


The Supervisory Board is very pleased with the arrival of Veldhoen. With her background as a lawyer, and especially as a former judge, Veldhoen brings with her a great deal of expertise and knowledge about administrative and social processes and developments. This expertise will be well deployed in the further development of the AUAS in the Amsterdam metropolitan area.


Veldhoen, who was born and raised in Amsterdam and has a strong bond with the city, is looking forward to becoming acquainted with the AUAS. "I am very enthusiastic about the special position that AUAS has in Amsterdam and its added value for society in this capital city. I see education in general, and higher education in particular, as offering an important opportunity for emancipation for all people who want to move forward. That is what I am committed to”.