Rob Zandbergen has been CEO and a member of the executive board of USG People nv since 2010. Prior to that, he served as an interim CEO of USG People nv and interim CFO. He has been active in the temporary employment sector since early 2003, starting off as CFO of Solvus nv, the publicly listed company acquired by USG People in 2005. USG People is the fourth-largest staffing firm in Europe.
Ron Icke is chairman of the supervisory boards of German staffing firm Orizon GmbH and Dutch staffing firm DPA; positions he has held since 2011 and 2010, respectively. In 1995 he joined Goudsmit (part of USG People) as CFO, being promoted to CEO in 2005. In 2006 he was appointed CEO and chairman of the board of USG People, a position he held until 2009. Icke qualified as a chartered accountant at PwC before becoming CFO of investment company WolterSchaberg, where he developed his expertise in both acquisitions and temporary staffing.
Margriet Spijker is CEO of the Dutch staffing company Timing, a part of ADG Group. Timing ranks third on Staffing Industry Analysts’ 2019 List of Largest Staffing Firms in the Netherlands. Spijker has more than 25 years of experience in the HR and employment services industry. She joined the company as a consultant in 1988 and has fulfilled various management positions, including deputy manager and general manager. ADG Group acquired staffing firm In Person last year, which also came under her supervision.
Jan Arie van Barneveld has been CEO of Brunel International since 2000, succeeding Jan Brand, who held the position since founding the company in 1975. Van Barneveld started his career as a senior manager at Coopers & Lybrand, which merged with Price Waterhouse in 1998 to form PwC. He then held successive management positions at companies in Belgium and the Netherlands. His most recent position before moving to Brunel International was director of Avero Life & Mortgages, which is part of the Achmea Insurance Group.
Annemarie Muntz is president of Ciett, the International Confederation of Private Employment Services, and Eurociett, the European Confederation of Private Employment Agencies. She is an influential lobbyist in the European Union, helping to create a legal environment in which private employment agencies are able to prove their important role in a functioning labour market; she has been tireless in her work on the Agency Work Directive.
Chris Heutink started his career at Randstad as a consultant in the Netherlands in 1991. He would go on to hold various management positions and in 2004 he was promoted to managing director of Randstad Poland. After moving back to the Netherlands in 2007, he became director of operations. In 2009, he was appointed managing director of Randstad Netherlands. Heutink is responsible for all operations in the Netherlands, Austria, Italy, Switzerland and Eastern Europe (Poland, Turkey, Greece, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Hungary), as well as for global client solutions. He was appointed to the executive board in 2014.
Jacques van den Broek joined Randstad as a branch manager in 1988. Appointments followed as regional director in the Netherlands and, subsequently, as marketing director Randstad Europe. In 2002, he moved to Capac Inhouse Services as managing director, also taking on responsibility for Randstad in Denmark and Switzerland. He was appointed to the executive board in 2004 and as CEO and chairman in 2014. Van den Broek is responsible for Germany, Australia, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, and Singapore & Malaysia as well as group business concept development, HR, marketing and communications, and public affairs.
Mariette Patijn is an official at FNV Bondgenoten, the largest union in the Netherlands, and a member of the union’s executive committee since May 2013. She represents the interests of temporary workers. Since 1995 she contributed substantially to the creation of collective labour agreements for temporary workers, including the one concluded last year, with equal pay from day one of an assignment.
Mariëtte Patijn is an official at FNV Bondgenoten, the largest union in the Netherlands. She has been a member of FNV’s executive committee since May 2013. Patijn represents the interests of temporary workers and is the union’s coordinator for collective bargaining. She joined FNV as a secretary in 1990, quickly rising through the ranks. In 1995 she was appointed director of FNV Dienstenbond, representing the services sector. Since then she has been heavily involved in the creation of collective labour agreements for temporary workers.
Jilko Andringa joined ManpowerGroup in 2008 as general manager, Netherlands, and was named president of Northern Europe in January 2016. He previously served as the regional managing director of Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland and Austria. Andringa is a graduate in business economics and marketing. He spent five years at Exxon in different management positions. He also worked at Randstad, in the Netherlands, for four years as director of operations and four years as managing director of operations in Atlanta, Ga., USA.