Ed Nijpels

Eduardus Hermannus Theresia Maria "Ed" Nijpels (born 1 April 1950) is a Dutch politician of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) and nonprofit director.[1][2]

Ed Nijpels
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Ed Nijpels in 1982
Member of the Social and
Economic Council
Assumed office
15 August 2014
ChairWiebe Draijer (2014)
Mariëtte Hamer (from 2014)
Queen's Commissioner
of Friesland
In office
1 January 1999 – 1 May 2008
MonarchBeatrix
Preceded byGerard van Klaveren
(Ad Interim)
Succeeded byJohn Jorritsma
Mayor of Breda
In office
1 April 1990 – 1 July 1995
Preceded byFrans Feij
Succeeded byChris Rutten
Minister of Housing, Spatial
Planning and the Environment
In office
14 July 1986 – 7 November 1989
Prime MinisterRuud Lubbers
Preceded byPieter Winsemius
Succeeded byHans Alders
Leader of the People's Party
for Freedom and Democracy
In office
20 April 1982 – 9 July 1986
Deputy
See list
Preceded byHans Wiegel
Succeeded byRudolf de Korte
Parliamentary leader in the
House of Representatives
In office
20 April 1982 – 9 July 1986
Preceded byHans Wiegel
Succeeded byJoris Voorhoeve
Parliamentary groupPeople's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Member of the House
of Representatives
In office
14 September 1989 – 4 April 1990
In office
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 71)
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)
Children2 sons
ResidenceAmsterdam, Netherlands
Alma materUtrecht University
(BSL, M.S.L.)
OccupationPolitician · Civil servant · Jurist · Businessperson · Corporate director · Nonprofit director · Trade association executive · Teacher · Lobbyist · Activist

Nijpels studied Civil law at the Utrecht University obtaining a Master of Studies in Law degree. Nijpels served as Chairman of the political youth organisation JOVD from February 1974 until November 1975. Nijpels worked as a civics teacher in Roosendaal from August 1974 until June 1977. After the election of 1977 Nijpels was elected as a Member of the House of Representatives on 8 June 1977 serving as a frontbencher chairing the House Committee on Law enforcement and spokesperson for Justice and the Ombudsman. After the Party Leader and Parliamentary leader Hans Wiegel announced he was stepping down he endorsed Nijpels as his successor and he was anonymously selected as his successor on 20 April 1982.

For the elections of 1982 Nijpels served as Lijsttrekker (top candidate) and following a cabinet formation with Christian-democratic Leader Ruud Lubbers formed the Cabinet Lubbers I with Nijpels opting to remain as Parliamentary leader. For the election of 1986 Nijpels again served as Lijsttrekker but shortly thereafter announced that he was stepping down following disappointed election results on 9 July 1986. After a cabinet formation the coalition continued and Nijpels was appointed as Minister of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment in the Cabinet Lubbers II taking office on 14 July 1986. After the election of 1989 Nijpels returned to the House of Representatives on 14 September 1989 and served as a frontbencher and spokesperson for Spatial Planning and the Environment. In March 1990 Nijpels was nominated as the Mayor of Breda serving from 1 April 1990 until 1 July 1995 when he was appointment as Director-General for the Occupational Health Service Agency of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment. In December 1998 Nijpels was nominated as the next Queen's Commissioner of Friesland serving from 1 January 1999 until 1 May 2008.

Nijpels semi-retired from active politics and became active in the private and public sectors as a corporate and non-profit director and served on several state commissions and councils on behalf of the government, and workes as a trade association executive serving as Chairman of the Engineering association from May 2008 until May 2015, the GeoBusiness association since September 2009 and for the Industry and Employers confederation (VNO-NCW) from July 2008 until March 2015 and became a Member of the Social and Economic Council in August 2014. Nijpels continues to be active an advocate, lobbyist and activist for Environmentalism, Sustainable development, Conservation and Climate change.[3][4]

DecorationsEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

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

External linksEdit

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

19821986
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