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Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board of Wolters Kluwer is responsible for supervising and advising the Executive Board in setting and achieving the company’s strategy, targets, and policies. The Supervisory Board is guided by the interests of the company and takes into account the interests of the company’s stakeholders

The Supervisory Board is supportive of the new strategy, Accelerating Our Value, which will accelerate the transformation of the company towards a global organization which grows expert solutions, advances deep domain expertise, and drives operational agility. This will contribute to long-term value creation for the company.

Mr. Cremers was appointed in 2017, current term until 2021. He was the former CFO and member of the Executive Board of VNU (Verenigde Nederlandse Uitgeverijen).

Frans Cremers
Chairman of the Supervisory Board and Chairman of the Selection and Remuneration Committee dealing with selection and appointment matters

Mr. Hooft Graafland was appointed in 2012, current term until 2020. He is the former CFO and member of the Executive Board of Heineken N.V.

René Hooft Graafland
Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board and Chairman of the Audit Committee

Mr. Bodson was appointed at the AGM in 2019, with effect from September 1, 2019, initial term until 2023. He is currently Chief Digital Officer and a member of the Executive Committee of Novartis.

Bertrand Bodson
Member of the Supervisory Board

Ms. Horan was appointed in 2018, current term until 2020. She retired from IBM where she held many key leadership roles, including that of Chief Information Officer.

Jeanette Horan
Member of the Supervisory Board and Chairman of the Selection and Remuneration Committee dealing with remuneration matters

Ms. Russo was appointed in 2018, current term until 2020. She is Chief Technology Officer at Iron Mountain Inc., and was formerly Senior Vice President and General Manager of the VMAX business unit at Dell EMC.

Fidelma Russo
Member of the Supervisory Board and Member of the Audit Committee

Mr. Vogelzang was appointed in 2019, current term until 2023. He will take up his position as CEO and Member of the Executive Board of Danske Bank, effective as of June 1, 2019. He is former member of the Managing Board of ABN AMRO Bank N.V.

Chris Vogelzang
Member of the Supervisory Board and Member of the Audit Committee

Ms. Ziegler was appointed in 2017, current term until 2021. She is Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and executive committee member of CDW Corporation.

Ann Ziegler
Member of the Supervisory Board and Member of the Selection and Remuneration Committee