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.
Kay de Gier-Formanek was appointed to the board on 2 December 2015. Kay is the founder and CEO of KAY Diversity & Performance, which helps both profit and non-profit organisations to develop effective diversity and inclusion programs. Prior to founding KAY Diversity & Performance in 2014, Kay worked at Accenture as managing director and industry lead for its Life Sciences Practice in Europe, Africa and Latin America. She has significant experience in transforming and strengthening organizations that need to adapt to changing environments.
Piet Roelse was only officially appointed in January 2017. Piet is a business-driven senior financial executive and interim professional with over 30 years of international experience in Europe, the USA and the Far East. He is a certified public accountant and has served as Audit Lead at PWC for about 10 years. Subsequently, he has held important positions in global and Dutch enterprises, including Sara Lee and Royal Wessanen.
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.

The management of Health Works:

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