“Certain issues require extra attention”11 January 2021
In a series of portraits, we would like to introduce members of Royal FloraHolland. Entrepreneurs, thinkers and innovators who will enter into discussion with each other and the management of Royal FloraHolland, concerning issues we are facing as a cooperative. Exceptional people with their own ideas and a shared dream: a flourishing future for our cooperative. We will start with the growers who were the founding members of the Members' Council. As of 31 December 2020, these members are stepping down as Members' Council members. What is the current status of the Members' Council? What has been achieved for the members?
Wim Koolhaas (53)
- Bromelia Specialist
- Region North Holland and South Holland
- Married, father of three
"There should be a good balance between work and business. Within the Members' Council, I have noticed that certain issues require extra attention.. I don't have time for this at the moment. It is not fair to myself and to others, to stay. This is the reason I am stepping down as Members' Council member. Of course, I am sorry that I have to stop. Whenever I drive from Aalsmeer to Naaldwijk, I am very proud. I always pass by three large companies, which I have helped to manage! Something is truly happening here. For us Dutch, it might be run of the mill, but foreigners are often jealous of the way we have set up our sales market.
Over the past few years, the Members' Council has truly become a communication channel. The Supervisory Board feels more empowered. They receive more information from the members. And the Management Board has a much better sound board with input from all members, both big and small.
I desire that the Members' Council keeps making things difficult for the Management Board. We all need to remain critical to ensure a good relationship between the Members' Council, Management Board and the Supervisory Board. Where we can truly work together and remain critical of each other.
I appeal to members to provide as much input as possible. Do not keep it within the walls of the nursery and above all, do not keep it all to yourself. Help the Members' Council with your input. It is part of our cooperative."
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