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Ed Nijpels
Ed Nijpels
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Ed Nijpels in 1982
Member of the Social and
Economic Council

15 August 2014
Wiebe Draijer (2014)
Mariëtte Hamer (from 2014)
Queen's Commissioner of Friesland

1 January 1999 - 1 May 2008
MonarchBeatrix
Loek Hermans
John Jorritsma
Mayor of Breda

1 April 1990 - 1 July 1995
Frans Feij
Chris Rutten
Minister of Housing, Spatial
Planning and the Environment

14 July 1986 - 7 November 1989
Ruud Lubbers
Pieter Winsemius
Hans Alders
Leader of the People's Party
for Freedom and Democracy

20 April 1982 - 9 July 1986
Deputy
Hans Wiegel
Rudolf de Korte
Parliamentary leader in the
House of Representatives

20 April 1982 - 9 July 1986
Hans Wiegel
Joris Voorhoeve
Parliamentary groupPeople's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Member of the House of Representatives

14 September 1989 - 4 April 1990

8 June 1977 - 14 July 1986
Parliamentary groupPeople's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Personal details
Born
Eduardus Hermannus Theresia Maria Nijpels

(1950-04-01) 1 April 1950 (age 70)
Den Helder, Netherlands
NationalityDutch
Political partyPeople's Party for
Freedom and Democracy

(from 1968)
Spouse(s)
Ingrid Pieters
(m. 1983; div. 1995)

Elsbeth Janmaat (m. 1997)
ChildrenDuco Nijpels (born 1988)
Boyan Nijpels (born 1990)
ResidenceAmsterdam, Netherlands
Alma materUtrecht University
(Bachelor of Science in Law, Master of Studies in Law)
OccupationPolitician · Civil servant · Jurist · Businessman · Corporate director · Nonprofit director · Trade association executive · Media administrator · Television presenter · Teacher · Political pundit · Lobbyist · Activist

Eduardus Hermannus Theresia Maria "Ed" Nijpels (born 1 April 1950) is a retired Dutch politician of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) and businessman. He is a Member of the Social and Economic Council since 15 August 2014.[1]

Nijpels applied at the Radboud University Nijmegen in June 1968 majoring in Civil law and obtaining an Bachelor of Science in Law degree in July 1970 before graduating with an Master of Studies in Law degree in July 1974. Nijpels served as Chairman of the Executive Board of the political youth organisation Youth Organisation Freedom and Democracy (JOVD) from February 1974 until November 1975. Nijpels worked as a civics teacher at the Gertrudis College in Roosendaal from August 1974 until June 1977. Nijpels served on the Municipal Council of Bergen op Zoom from April 1976 until April 1982.

Nijpels was elected as a Member of the House of Representatives after the election of 1977, taking office on 8 June 1977 serving as a frontbencher chairing the parliamentary committee for Law enforcement and the special parliamentary committee for Gambling Reforms and spokesperson for Justice, Ombudsman and deputy spokesperson for Law enforcement, Social Affairs, Emergency Management, Welfare and Minorities. After the Leader of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy and Parliamentary leader of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy in the House of Representatives Hans Wiegel unexpectedly announced he was stepping down as Leader and Parliamentary leader in the House of Representatives, he endorsed Nijpels as his successor, Nijpels accepted and became the Leader and Parliamentary leader, taking office on 20 April 1982. For the election of 1982 Nijpels served as Lijsttrekker (top candidate). The People's Party for Freedom and Democracy made a large win, gaining 10 seats and now had 36 seats in the House of Representatives. The following cabinet formation of 1982 resulted in a coalition agreement between the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy and the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) which formed the Cabinet Lubbers I with Nijpels opting to remain in the House of Representatives instead of accepting a cabinet post in the new cabinet and he continued to serve in the House of Representatives as Parliamentary leader. For the election of 1986 Nijpels again served as Lijsttrekker. The People's Party for Freedom and Democracy suffered a big loss, losing 9 seats and now had 27 seats in the House of Representatives. On 25 May 1986 shortly after the election Nijpels announced he was stepping down as Leader and Parliamentary leader taking responsibility for the defeat. The Following cabinet formation of 1986 resulted in a continuation of the coalition agreement between the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy and the Christian Democratic Appeal which formed the Cabinet Lubbers II with Nijpels appointed as Minister of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment, taking office on 14 July 1986. The Cabinet Lubbers II fell on 3 May 1989 and continued to serve in a demissionary capacity. After the election of 1989 Nijpels returned as a Member of the House of Representatives, taking office on 14 September 1989 serving as a frontbencher and spokesperson for Housing and Spatial Planning, Environmental Policies, Nature and deputy spokesperson for Social Work, Welfare and Culture. The Cabinet Lubbers II was replaced by the Cabinet Lubbers III following the cabinet formation of 1982 on 7 November 1989. Nijpels also worked as a television presenter for the TROS from December 1989 until April 1990.[2]

In March 1990 Nijpels was nominated as Mayor of Breda, he was installed as Mayor, taking office on 1 April 1990 and resigned as a Member of the House of Representatives on 4 April 1990. In June 1995 Nijpels was appointment as Director-General of the Occupational Health Service Agency of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment, he resigned as Mayor the same day he was installed as Director-General on 1 July 1995. In December 1998 Nijpels was nominated as the Queen's Commissioner of Friesland, he resigned as Director-General the same day he was installed as Queen's Commissioner, serving from 1 January 1999 until 1 May 2008. Nijpels also became active in the private sector and public sector and occupied numerous seats as a corporate director and nonprofit director on several boards of directors and supervisory boards (DSB Bank, World Wide Fund for Nature Netherlands, Zilveren Kruis, DSM Company, Bosschap association, Institute for Multiparty Democracy, Ronald McDonald House Charities Netherlands, Heeren Zeventien Friesland and SHV Holdings) and served on several state commissions and councils on behalf of the government (Public Pension Funds APB, Probation Agency, Council for Culture, Cadastre Agency and the Advisory Council for Spatial Planning).

Nijpels semi-retired from active politics but remained active in the private sector and public sector and continued to occupy numerous seats as a corporate director and nonprofit director (Environment Central Foundation, Climate Council, ProDemos and the International Architecture Biennal Rotterdam) and as an advocate, activist and lobbyist for Environmentalism, Sustainable development, Conservation and Climate change. Nijpels also works as a trade association executive for the Industry and Employers confederation (VNO-NCW) and the Engineering association serving as Chairman of the Executive Board from May 2008 until May 2015 and the GeoBusiness association serving as Chairman of the Executive Board since 1 September 2009 and worked as media administrator for the public broadcaster TROS serving as Chairman of the Supervisory board from 1 June 2008 until 7 September 2014 and its successor AVROTROS as Chairman of the Supervisory board since 7 September 2014.[3][4]

Decorations

Honours
Ribbon bar Honour Country Date Comment
NLD Order of the Dutch Lion - Knight BAR.png Knight of the Order of the Netherlands Lion Netherlands 20 November 1989
NLD Order of Orange-Nassau - Commander BAR.png Commander of the Order of Orange-Nassau Netherlands 20 May 2008

References

  1. ^ "Ed Nijpels voorzitter AvroTros" (in Dutch). Volkskrant. 30 November 2013. Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ "De VVD van Nijpels" (in Dutch). Andere Tijden. 27 December 2010. Retrieved 2019.
  3. ^ "Ed Nijpels: "Klimaatakkoord heel dichtbij"" (in Dutch). Klimaatakkoord.nl. 13 March 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  4. ^ "Ed Nijpels nieuwe voorzitter Raad van Toezicht ProDemos" (in Dutch). ProDemos. 22 January 2018. Retrieved 2019.

External links

Official
Party political offices
Preceded by
Hans Wiegel
1981
Lijsttrekker of the
People's Party for Freedom and Democracy

1982 o 1986
Succeeded by
Joris Voorhoeve
1989
Preceded by
Hans Wiegel
Leader of the People's Party
for Freedom and Democracy

1982-1986
Succeeded by
Rudolf de Korte
Parliamentary leader of the
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy

in the House of Representatives

1982-1986
Succeeded by
Joris Voorhoeve
Political offices
Preceded by
Pieter Winsemius
Minister of Housing, Spatial
Planning and the Environment

1986-1989
Succeeded by
Hans Alders
Preceded by
Frans Feij
Mayor of Breda
1990-1995
Succeeded by
Chris Rutten
Preceded by
Loek Hermans
Queen's Commissioner of Friesland
1999-2008
Succeeded by
John Jorritsma
Civic offices
Preceded by
Unknown
Director-General of the
Occupational Health Service Agency
of the Ministry of Social Affairs
and Employment

1995-1999
Succeeded by
Unknown
Preceded by
Albert-Jan Evenhuis
Chairman of the
Supervisory board of the
Cadastre Agency

2001-2009
Succeeded by
Sybilla Dekker
Preceded by
Aad Kosto
Chairman of the
Supervisory board of the
Probation Agency

2007-2017
Succeeded by
Liesbeth Spies
Preceded by
Elco Brinkman
Chairman of the
Supervisory board of
Public Pension Funds APB

2009-2010
Succeeded by
Harry Borghouts
Preceded by
Hans Alders
Chairman of the
Supervisory board of the
Environment Central Foundation

2015-present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Office established
Chairman of the
Supervisory board of the
Climate Council

2018-present
Business positions
Preceded by
Unknown
Vice Chairman of the
Supervisory board of the
DSB Bank

2004-2009
Succeeded by
Office discontinued
Preceded by
Annemarie Jorritsma
Chairman of the
Supervisory board of the
Bosschap association

2008-2014
Succeeded by
Alfred Veltman
Preceded by
Office established
Chairman of the
Engineering association

2008-2015
Succeeded by
Johan van den Elzen
Preceded by
Office established
Chairman of the
GeoBusiness association

2009-present
Incumbent
Non-profit organization positions
Preceded by
Roy Lantain
Chairman of the
Executive Board of the
Youth Organisation Freedom
and Democracy

1974-1975
Succeeded by
Johan Remkes
Preceded by
Pieter Beelaerts
van Blokland
Chairman of the
Supervisory board of the
World Wide Fund for
Nature Netherlands

1990-1999
Succeeded by
Hans Wijers
Preceded by
Berend-Jan van
Voorst tot Voorst
Chairman of the
Supervisory board of
Ronald McDonald House
Charities Netherlands

1997-2013
Succeeded by
Marja van Bijsterveldt
Preceded by
Elco Brinkman
Chairman of the
Supervisory board of
International Architecture
Biennal Rotterdam

2011-present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Wim Deetman
Chairman of the
Supervisory board of
ProDemos

2018-present
Media offices
Preceded by
Karel van Doodewaerd
Chairman of the
Supervisory board of
TROS

2008-2014
Organisation merged
Preceded by
Office established
Chairman of the
Supervisory board of
AVROTROS

2014-present
Incumbent

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