Seven new Members’ Council candidates selected29 October 2020
The Nomination Committee nominated Matthijs Barendse, Uri Bruck, Rotem Dvir, Martien Kroon, Arno van der Maarel, Mirjam van der Meer en Karolien Tesselaar for appointment as Members' Council members starting 1 January 2021.
In addition, five Members' Council members will be nominated for reappointment. The Members' Council election will run from 1 to 10 December. In this period, all members can vote.
How does the inflow and outflow of the Members' Council work?
On 1 January 2019, the new Members' Council started off with 42 members. The members are appointed for a period of four years. They can then be reappointed for a further four years. To prevent the entire Members' Council suddenly consisting of new members, a Resignation Schedule was established. In this way, the inflow and outflow is evenly distributed over the years.
In accordance with this schedule, five members will now be nominated for reappointment. They can be re-elected for a further four years. Six members will resign from the Members' Council according to the schedule. The point of departure is that the Members' Council will consist of 35 to 45 members ensuring a good reflection of the total membership. Members' Council members can, of course, choose to resign prematurely.
What does this mean for the Members' Council in 2021?
Following a careful selection process, the Nomination Committee has selected seven new candidates. They will be nominated for appointment as Members' Council members as from 1 January 2021. The candidates are:
- Matthijs Barendse, region Noord Nederland, Netherlands
- Uri Bruck, Israel
- Rotem Dvir, Israel
- Martien Kroon, region Aalsmeer/Flevoland, Netherlands
- Arno van der Maarel, region Westland, Netherlands
- Mirjam van der Meer, region Westland, Netherlands
- Karolien Tesselaar, region Aalsmeer/Flevoland, Netherlands
Five Members' Council members are nominated for re-election for a further four years. They are: Leon Ammerlaan, Niels de Groot, Herman de Jong, Martien Middelburg and Ed Stofbergen.
Six members will resign from the Members' Council according to the resignation schedule. They are: Frans van den Bos, Fred Bunnik, Jaap Evers, Paul Koenraadt, Avner Sheer en Martien van der Weijden. Three Members' Council members are resigning voluntarily as from 31 December 2020. They are: Wim Koolhaas, Zelalem Messele en Walter Straathof.
Follow-up process in summary
Members can cast remote electronic votes from 1 December to 10 December. Unfortunately, it is not possible to vote in the voting boots this year, since Cooperative Day will be held online.
The candidates will be appointed once a majority of the votes have been cast for him or her. The new Members' Council members will be officially made known on Cooperative Day. Next year, there will be another opportunity for members to put themselves forward as candidates for the Members' Council.
Would you like to know more?
- Read more about the profiles and motivation of the Members' Council candidates
- View the current Members' Council
The Members' Council is the link between the members, the Management Board and the Supervisory Board of Royal FloraHolland. The objective: increase the members involvement allowing us to better respond to changes in the market, the cooperative and the company as a whole.