Supervision and advice
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Diagram of supervisors and advisory committees
The Supervisory Board ensures that the Executive Board of the RvA achieves the aims of the RvA. Members are selected on the basis of expertise and competencies. The following areas of competency are preferably represented within the Supervisory Board: business, government, research/technology, healthcare/ medical, food and goods, quality.
It is important that the members of the Supervisory Board:
- have broad knowledge of and experience with professional organisations;
- are able to properly advice and stimulate;
- maintain an objective, hands-off approach;
- are ethical and have a sense of responsibility;
- have an independent and critical approach;
- are able to formulate a balanced opinion.
The members of the Supervisory Board are appointed for a term of three years. They can be reappointed twice for the same term.
The Supervisory Board consists of the following people:
- Mr. Y.C.M.T. van Rooy (chair)
- Dr. J. van den Heuvel
- Dr. Ir. I. Mastenbroek
- Ir. P.F. van Rhede van der Kloot
- R.P.J. de Mos
The Accreditation Committee consists of four members who are appointed by the Supervisory Board on the basis of their expertise in the field of accreditations, their integrity and their independence.
The Accreditation Committee meets once per month. Its task is to advise the Executive Board about the award of accreditations. In addition, it is authorised to provide advice about suspensions or withdrawals of accreditations. The Committee is informed about the measures taken by the Executive Board and of the sanctions imposed on organisations.
The Executive Board has ultimate responsibility for decisions. If the Executive Board deviates from the advice of the Committee the Supervisory Board shall be heard. The Committee issues and annual report to the Supervisory Board about the Committee’s activities.
The Accreditation Committee consists of the following people:
- Ir. C.K. Pasmooij (Chairman)
- Prof. dr. E. Bakker
- Dr. G.H.M. Counotte
- Prof. dr. M.I.A. Stoelinga
- Prof. dr. ir. P. C. de Weerd-Nederhof
Objection Chairman Committee
It is possible that there is an objection to a decision taken by the RvA. In that case the Objection Chairmen Committee will be engaged. This Committee consists of at least one and a maximum of five legally-educated members.
If an objection is submitted, the Executive Board shall appoint a member of the Committee to form an Advisory Committee to deal with that objection. The members of the Committee are strictly independent. The members shall never be part of the Executive Board of the RvA and shall not perform any activities under the responsibility of the Executive Board. The members shall be appointed by the Supervisory Board. This guarantees an impartial handling of objections.
The Objection Chairmen Committee consists of the following people:
- Mr. A. Pahladsingh
- Drs. A.H. Koenes
- Mr. M.N. van Zijl
The User Council is an advisory panel established under the Articles of Association and consists of representatives of direct RvA clients. The User Council meets twice per year in order to advise the RvA about the budget and fees and about the level of service of the RvA. The Supervisory Board receives the minutes of these meetings so that it can take into account the opinions of users in its considerations.
The User Council consists of the following people:
- Dr. S.M. Bruisten (medical laboratories)
- B. van Doorsselaere (VEROCOG)
- Dr. B.G. Hepkema (medical laboratories)
- Ing. T. Joosten (Fenelab)
- P. Vos (Fenelab)
- Ir. O.T.H. van Panhuys (NVCi)
- W. van Vreeswijk (NVCi)
Stakeholder Advisory Panel
The stakeholders of the RvA are represented in the Stakeholder Advisory Panel in the broadest sense: government departments, direct clients of the RvA and direct clients of the conformity-assessment bodies and scientific institutions.
The Advisory Panel operates at strategic and tactical level. The purpose of the panel is two-fold:
- to provide the Executive Board with requested and unsolicited advice about general policy matters;
- to guarantee the impartiality of the RvA in policy matters.
The Advisory Panel meets twice per year to discuss (amongst other things) relevant developments, the added value of the RvA and the long-term vision. The Supervisory Board receives the minutes of the meetings.
The Stakeholder Advisory Panel consists of the following people:
- Prof. dr. Ph. Eijlander (scientific institutes, Chairman)
- Dr. R. Baumgarten (medical laboratories)
- Mr. J.A. van den Bos (Inspection Board, state inspectorate)
- Ir. N.F.J. Hendriks (NVCi, certification and inspection agencies)
- Drs. H.P.L. van den Heuvel (LTO, primary sector)
- Ir. J.J.N.M. Hogeling (VNO-NCW, industry)
- Ing. T. Joosten (Fenelab, laboratories and inspection agencies)
- Drs. A. Koopman (Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate, ministries)
- Dr. P. van der Knaap (Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, public sector supervisors)
- Dr. H.C. Ossebaard (Dutch National Healthcare Institute, standardisation)
- Dr. M.W.H. Pieksma a.i. (VSL Dutch Metrology Institute, metrology)
- Ir. F.W. Stuyt (VvS, scheme owners)
- Ir. R.H. van Terwisga (NEN, standardisation)
- Representative (Verbond van Verzekeraars, scheme owners)
Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate
The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate ensures that the RvA complies with the relevant provisions of the Non-Departmental Public Bodies Framework Act and with European Regulation (EC) No 765/2008.
EA-Multilateral Agreement Committee
The EA Multilateral Agreement Committee ensures that RvA satisfies the requirements of the European Regulation 765/2008 and the ISO 17011. Every four years the RvA is assessed by a team of about eight ‘peers’ in de form of a peer evaluation.