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The Supervisory Council is – by Dutch law – the employer of the Executive Board. It is also charged with approving Hivos’ budgets and annual accounts, as well as any major strategic decisions Hivos takes. The Supervisory Council consists of seven members.

Diana Monissen is the chair. She was the CEO of the Princess Maxima Center for Childhood Oncology and served as Director General at the Dutch Ministry of Health. Additionally, Diana chaired the board of directors of a health insurance company and was a member of several taskforces advising the Dutch government on preventing child and sexual abuse, among other issues.

Elizabeth Langwa is an advisor on innovations in development, leadership development and gender and development. She is from Uganda and has been a member of the Supervisory Council since 2018.

Marianne van Kimmenade, a former partner of Ernst & Young, is a chartered accountant and serves as a senior policy advisor on fraud and governmental auditing at the Royal Netherlands Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Bernard ter Haar joined the Supervisory Council in 2021 and has held a number of high-level civil service posts. He is currently a special advisor to the Ministry of Domestic and Kingdom Affairs. Previously, he served as Director General at the Ministry of Social Affairs and held key leadership positions at the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment.

Frida Kruijt joined the Supervisory Council in 2021. Although a Dutch national, she has lived abroad for many years. She is the interim Executive Director of Amnesty International Canada.

Dianda Veldman, current director of the Dutch Patient Federation, joined the Supervisory Council in 2022. She has experience as a supervisory board member, is familiar with several ministries, and understands development cooperation work. Dianda served as Executive Director of Rutgers, a Dutch-based sexual rights’ expertise center and lead party in Hivos’ former Right Here, Right Now program.

Savio Carvalho joined the Supervisory Council in 2022. Savio is from India and based in Amsterdam, where he works for Greenpeace International as Global Campaign Lead Biodiversity. Savio is familiar with NGOs like Amnesty International and Oxfam and has expertise in running and executing complex programs.