Supervisors

The Board of Commissioners is the supervisory body of the KNVB Professional Football Unit and has its own regulations. The Supervisory Board is its counterpart in the Amateur Football Unit. 

KNVB Board of Commissioners

At present, the Board of Commissioners only has two members: Simon Kelder and Erik Mulder. New members are expected to be announced later this spring.

Simon Kelder

Member of the KNVB Board of Commissioners for Professional Football

Simon Kelder, Member of the KNVB Board of Commissioners for Professional Football.

Simon Kelder (1944) held various positions in the insurance industry from 1960 to 1996. He is also well-known in the Dutch football community, having served as president of SBV Excelsior football club from 1988 to 1993, and as secretary of the KNVB Rotterdam offices in the early and late 1980s.

For 14 years, he served as president of association football club VZC (playing on Saturday exclusively) and for another 20 years, he presided over the top-flight amateur club BVV Barendrecht. Kelder is also the co-founder of the CED (the cooperative body of second division clubs) and was a member of the KNVB’s Technical Platform for many years.

Erik Mulder

Member of the KNVB Board of Commissioners for Professional Football

Erik Mulder, Member of the KNVB Board of Commissioners for Professional Football.

Erik Mulder (1967) joined the KNVB Board of Commissioners for Professional Football in November 2016. 

Mulder worked as a tax consultant with KPMG Meijburg & Co. for many years before he joined FC Groningen in May 1998. He started as financial manager and moved on to the position of CFO, which he held from 2003 to March 2012.

During this period, he served as a member of the KNVB Finance Committee for a period of seven years. He was also a member of the KNVB Fiscal Platform as well as the General Affairs Platform of the cooperative body of Premier League clubs (Eredivisie CV), each for approximately 10 years.


Supervisory Board for Amateur Football

The members of this Board are Pier Eringa (chairman), Jos Vranken, Huub Wieleman, Tjienta van Pelt and Albert van Wijk.

Pier Eringa

Chairman of the Supervisory Board for Amateur Football, Vice-President of the Association Board

Pier Eringa, Chairman of the Supervisory Board for Amateur Football, Vice-President of the Association Board.

Pier Eringa (1961) has held various public positions, including town clerk of Nijmegen, police commissioner and police chief of Flevoland province and Director Safety with Netherlands Railways (NS). From 2010 to 2015, he was Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Dordrecht. In April 2015, Pier Eringa was appointed CEO of ProRail. In addition, he has held various social and supervisory positions at health care and police organisations.

Huub Wieleman

Member of the Supervisory Board for Amateur Football, member of the Association Board 

Huub Wieleman, Member of the Supervisory Board for Amateur Football, member of the Association Board.

Huub Wieleman (1955) is a member of the Board of Directors of Reinier Haga hospitals in The Hague, Delft and Zoetermeer. Previously, he was a partner at Deloitte Accountants. He was also chairman of the Dutch Institute of Chartered Accountants (NBA), Chairman of the Supervisory Board of a housing corporation and a member of the Board of the Architecture Institute in Rotterdam.

Tjienta van Pelt

Member of the Supervisory Board for Amateur Football

Tjienta van Pelt, Member of the Supervisory Board for Amateur Football.

Tjienta van Pelt (43) has been Director of the Gelderland Sports Federation since 2008. In May 2016, she joined the KNVB Supervisory Board. Van Pelt is a volunteer with DVOV football club in her hometown of Velp. She has also participated in the organisation of several major international football tournaments, including EURO 2000 and the 2005 Under-20 World Championship. 

Van Pelt also served as venue manager in the host city of Arnhem at the 2007 Under-17 European Championship. In addition, she has been involved in organising FIFA tournaments in other countries, including Russia, China and Chili.

Jos Vranken

Member of the Supervisory Board for Amateur Football

Jos Vranken, Member of the Supervisory Board for Amateur Football.

Jos Vranken (1967) has been General Manager of NBTC Holland Marketing since September 2007. Previously he held several managerial positions, including commercial director at Avenance Netherlands, and Marketing Director and Director UK & Ireland at NBTC. Vranken also served as Marketing & Sales Director at hostel chain Stayokay. Vranken has also held various social and supervisory positions: he is a member of the Economic Board Greenport Duin & Bollenstreek and a member of the Supervisory Board of Leiden Marketing.

Albert van Wijk

Member of the Supervisory Board for Amateur Football, member of the Association Board

Albert van Wijk, Member of the Supervisory Board for Amateur Football, member of the Association Board.

Since June 2011, Albert van Wijk (1962) has been a member of the Netherlands Board of Procurators General, responsible for IT, finance and other operations. Previously, he held several senior positions at various departments of the Netherlands Public Prosecution Service. 

He was also a member of the Board of Directors of the Dutch Association for the Judiciary (Nederlandse Vereniging voor Rechtspraak), Chairman of the Supervisory Board at health organisation PC Zorggroep Rijnmond (now Lily care group), and later chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Randstad reformed comprehensive school..

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