Board and Management

The Board of Health Works:

Carin Beumer was appointed to the board on 29 October 2015. She is founder and chair of the Zaluvida Group, which consists of a number of cutting-edge life sciences companies. Carin started her professional career in the financial sector and arranged financing for large infrastructural projects in developing countries. In 2005, together with her husband Thomas Hafner, she founded the Zaluvida Group. The two also set up the Zaluvida Foundation. This foundation actively supports Health Works and drives Community Care programs in all of Zaluvida's locations around the globe.
Koos van der Velden has been a member of the board since July 2013. Koos holds a professorship in Public Health at the department of Primary and Community Care at the Radboud University Medical Center Nijmegen. His main research topics are infectious disease control and health systems development. He received his medical training at Utrecht University and specialised in tropical medicine, family medicine and community medicine in London. He defended his PhD thesis, titled ‘General practice at work’, at the Erasmus University Rotterdam.
Hans-Georg van Liempd was appointed to the board on 5 October 2016. Hans-Georg is Managing Director at Tilburg University’s School of Social and Behavioural Sciences. Apart from his career at Tilburg University, Hans-Georg has also been very active in the field of internationalisation of Higher Education and has held important positions within the European Association for International Education (EAIE). Furthermore, Hans-Georg is chair of the board of the Zanskar-sTongde Foundation, which aims to provide young people in India with opportunities for education.
Guus Eskens was appointed to the Board on 20th of June 2017. After a career working in the pharmaceutical industry, Guus has been involved in development aid since the mid-eighties. Among other activities he worked in the health care industry in Africa, and was the Managing Director of CARE Netherlands for 10 years. During this period CARE Netherlands developed into a solid organization focused on supporting fragile states and improving the disadvantaged position of women in these countries. Prior to his experience at CARE Netherlands, Guus was also director of Cordaid, the foundation Memisa Medicus and IDA Foundation. 


Health Works is looking for a new treasurer as of June 2018. For more information about this position, check the vacancy on our website here.

Marc Tijhuis was appointed as new general director of Health Works by the Board as of January 1, 2017. Marc, after a study in chemistry, began his career in the pharmaceutical and food industry in the nineties, where he held international marketing, sales and management positions. Since 2006, Marc has made the switch to the not-for-profit sector, where he initially focused on further professionalization of the marketing, communications and fundraising department at the Hartstichting. In recent years, he has primarily worked as (interim) director of organizations focused on health and development cooperation.

Information on our remuneration policy can be found in our  annual (financial) report

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