B. Quality Assurance


Members

At year-end 2018, the Supervisory Board had two female and five male members. The Management Board had two female and two male members. In the period ahead, the Supervisory Board will continue to work with the Management Board to achieve as much diversity as possible, in all respects, among the seats of both bodies. Schiphol runs a development and leadership programme to ensure that both men and women can advance into senior management and executive positions. Schiphol aims to achieve a balanced composition of the various bodies in terms of gender, experience, age, professional background and nationality. Further personal details on each member of the Supervisory Board can be found in the following section of this annual report.

In making new appointments, the Supervisory Board aims to ensure the complementary expertise of its members, particularly in relation to the fields of knowledge that are relevant to Schiphol Group; these are listed in the Supervisory Board Profile (Schedule 2 to the Supervisory Board Regulations). In January 2019, the Supervisory Board updated the Supervisory Board Profile. The overview below indicates the fields of knowledge represented by each Supervisory Board member. The distribution of fields of knowledge as set out below will be taken into account when filling any new vacancies that arise.

Distribution of fields of knowledge among the members of the Supervisory Board

L. Gunning-Schepers1 (Chair)

J.G. Wijn (Vice-Chair)

E.R.P. Arkwright

S.G. Brummelhuis

Year of birth and nationality

1951, Dutch

1969, Dutch

1974, French

1965, Dutch

First appointed in

2014

2012

2016

2018

Fields of knowledge

 

 

 

1. Aviation business

2. Commercial

 

3. Finance / Accountancy / Risk Management

 

4. International experience

5. Digitisation

6. Government and stakeholders Schiphol

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7. Corporate governance

 

8. Human Resource Management

 

9. Corporate responsibility

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10. Project management

  • CEO experience

D. Collier1

R.J. van de Kraats

A.B.M. Olsson1

Year of birth and nationality

1955, Irish

1960, Dutch

1957, Swedish

First appointed in

2018

2015

2015

Fields of knowledge

1. Aviation business

2. Commercial

 

3. Finance / Accountancy / Risk Management

 

4. International experience

5. Digitisation

 

6. Government and stakeholders Schiphol

 

 

7. Corporate governance

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8. Human Resource Management

 

9. Corporate responsibility

 

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10. Project management

  • CEO experience

All members of the Supervisory Board are independent within the meaning of best practice provision 2.1.8 of the Corporate Governance Code, except for Mr Arkwright, who is Deputy CEO at Groupe ADP.

Mr Arkwright has French nationality, Mr Olsson has Swedish nationality and Mr Collier has Irish nationality. The other members have Dutch nationality.

Permanent education

As part of the permanent education programme, various topics were discussed with the Supervisory Board to provide its members with greater insight into issues relevant to Schiphol Group, such as the regulatory framework , the impact of the new Dutch Aviation Act and cyber security developments.

Evaluation

The Supervisory Board decided to initiate an external evaluation of the performance of the board. In early 2019, interviews with all Supervisory Board members, the Management Board members and the Company Secretary will take place with an external adviser. In spring 2019, the results of the evaluation will be discussed within the Supervisory Board and later with the Management Board as well. The evaluation will - among other things - be used to allow the Supervisory Board to optimise its composition and role.

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