The organisation of North Sea Energy consists of the Steering Committee, the Programme Manager and a Programme Management Team. Advisory roles are reserved for the Sounding Board, the Review Council and the communications team.

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee consists of all full members and is chaired by the Programme Manager. Its main tasks are:

  • The selection of research activities
  • The approval of changes to the scope of a work package
  • Acceptance of participants into the project
  • The approval of contributions in-kind from work package participants

Sounding Board

The Sounding Board serves to reflect on ideas, draws attention to risks and advises the Programme Manager on important matters relating to the implementation of the programme. Members of the sounding board are stakeholders who are of great importance to the activities initiated in the North Sea Energy programme.

TKI Gas - Jorg Gigler
TKI Wind op Zee - Bob Meijer
NWEA - Hilbert Klok
Rijkswaterstaat - Kees Vlak
MVI Energie - Frans van der Loo
Stichting Noordzee - Floris van Hest
TenneT - Thomas Donders
TenneT - Niek Olijve (formal replacement)
MSG - George Wurpel
Eco-effective solutions  - Anne Mette Jorgenson
EEEGR - Simon Gray
NEXSTEP - Jacqueline Vaessen
NOGEPA - Arendo Schreurs

Programme Management Team

René Peters

Rene is Business Director and responsible for future developments of the offshore energy topics.

Madelaine Halter

Madelaine is Program Manager and responsible for the overall management of the full program.

Ellen van der Veer

Ellen is Interface Manager and responsible for managing the in-kind partners

Joris Koornneef

Joris is Scientific Lead and responsible for the scientific coordination and alignment between the projects.

Susan Kimkes

Chair of the North Sea Energy communication team. Communication advisor & industry relation manager.