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Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board  supervises and reviews the policies  pursued by the Executive Board,  the development of Triodos Bank’s operations and the realisation of its mission. In addition, it assists the Executive Board by providing advice.

The Supervisory Board is composed so that its members are able to act independently, both from one another and the Executive Board. The Supervisory Board is also organised so that members are independent of any other particular or partial interest that relates to the bank. The Supervisory Board operates under the Supervisory Board Charter ; the Charters of the Supervisory Board Committees, the Profile of the Supervisory Board Membership and the Retirement Schedule of the Supervisory Board are also part of this Charter.

Supervisory Board

mr. A.J. de Geus (1955), Chair

mr. A.J. de Geus
Aart Jan de Geus is Chair of the bank’s Supervisory Board and a Member of Triodos Bank's Nomination and Compensation Committee. He is Chair and CEO of the Bertelsmann Stiftung, a German think-tank. Before, he was Deputy Secretary-General at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and Minister of Social Affairs and Employment in the Dutch Government (2002-2007). He was also a partner at Boer & Croon Strategy & Management Group and worked for the Industriebond CNV and Vakcentrale CNV.

Aart Jan de Geus was first appointed in 2014 and his present term expires in 2018. He is of Dutch nationality and does not own any Triodos Bank depository receipts.

mr. D.J. Carrington (1946)


David Carrington is Vice-Chair of Triodos Bank’s Supervisory Board and a Member of Triodos Bank's Audit and Risk committee. He has been an independent consultant since 2001, specialising in the development of philanthropy and social finance and in the governance of charities and social enterprises. He draws on 25 years’ experience of senior management positions in charities – the last 13 as Chief Executive – and as a Board Member with a wide range of organisations in the UK. He is a non-executive Director of Big Society Capital, Chair of the Programme Board of Inspiring Impact, a Member of the Advisory Group to the Stepping Stones Fund of City Bridge Trust and a Member of the Advisory Board of the US Centre for Effective Philanthropy. He is a director of the SOFII Foundation and GULAN.

David Carrington was first appointed in 2009 and his present term expires in 2017. He is of British nationality and does not own any depository receipts.

mr. E.J. Boers (1966)

mr. E.J. Boers
Ernst-Jan Boers is a Member of Triodos Bank’s Audit and Risk Committee. He was Chief Executive Officer at SNS Retail Bank until March 2014 where he previously also held the position of Chief Financial Risk Officer. He worked at ABN AMRO Hypotheken Groep B.V. until March 2007 including a role as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to that he worked at Reaal Groep N.V. as the head of Internal Audit and as a Controller. He is Board Member of Stichting Nationaal Energiebespaarfonds and a Member of the Supervisory Board of Coöperatie Univé U.A.

Ernst-Jan Boers was first appointed in 2014 and his present term expires in 2018. He is of Dutch nationality and does not own any Triodos Bank depository receipts.

mr. M.J.M van den Hoogenband (1944)


Mathieu van den Hoogenband is Chair of Triodos Bank's Nomination and Compensation Committee. He is the former President of the Executive Board of the Weleda Group AG in Arlesheim, Switzerland. He is a Member of the Shareholders Council of Rhea Holding BV (Eosta BV), Chair of the Supervisory Board of Stichting Widar 1st line Health Organisation and Member of the Advisory Council of the Antroposophical Medical Faculty of the private University Witten/Herdecke. Mathieu van den Hoogenband teaches Leadership and Ethics in Business, Life Stages, and International Marketing  Management at the SRH Business School Berlin and Alanus Hochschule in Bonn-Alfter.

Mathieu van den Hoogenband was first appointed in 2007 and his present term expires in 2017. He is of Dutch nationality and owns 978 Triodos Bank depository receipts.

mr. U.J. Philipp (1964)

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Udo Philipp is a Member of Triodos Bank’s Nomination and Compensation Committee. He is an advisor to Sven Giegold, Member of the European Parliament in Brussels, and Dr. Gerhard Schick, Member of the Bundestag in Berlin (both German Green Party). He was Managing Director and Founding Partner of the German subsidiary of EQT Partners based in Munich and held various senior positions at EQT. Prior to this Udo Philipp was CFO of Bertelsmann Professional Information, Munich and CEO of its medical publishing division, Private Secretary to the Federal Minister of Economics and consultant. He started his career in corporate banking with Dresdner Bank.

Udo Philipp was first appointed in 2015 and his present term expires in 2019. He is of German nationality and does not own any Triodos Bank depository receipts.

ms. C.J. van der Weerdt (1964)


Carla van der Weerdt is Chair of Triodos Bank's Audit and Risk committee. She is the owner and Director of Accent Organisatie Advies B.V. She had a banking career for fifteen years in ABN AMRO Bank NV, amongst others as the CFO/COO of Global Transaction Banking, as the Global Head of Operational Risk Management and as the Global Head of Risk Management & Compliance in Asset Management. Carla van der Weerdt is a Member of the Supervisory Board and Chair of the Audit Committee of BinckBank N.V. and a member of the Supervisory Boards of DSW Zorgverzekeraar U.A., Hogeschool Inholland and Stichting Habion. 

Carla van der Weerdt was first appointed in 2010 and her present term expires in 2018. She is of Dutch nationality and does not own any Triodos Bank depository receipts.

mr. A.J. de Geus

Aart-Jan de Geus

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