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HCSS Adviesteam Coronacrisis

March 24th 2020 - 22:00
HCSS Adviesteam Coronacrisis

HCSS heeft vanaf maandag 23 maart een Adviesteam Coronacrisis ingericht. Dit team, waarin de HCSS ervaring en kennis op het gebied van internationale en nationale veiligheid en crisisbeheersing is gebundeld, kan op verzoek adviseren, kennis aanleveren of als klankbord fungeren voor de diverse centra die zich met de crisisbeheersing bezighouden.

Het team bestaat uit Paul Sinning, Rob de Wijk, Han ten Broeke, Tom Middendorp en Pieter Bindt en is via het HCSS-telefoonnummer 070-3184840 bereikbaar. 

Paul Sinning is the Executive Director of HCSS. After graduating from the Dutch police academy in 1985, he started his career in the police force in Amsterdam. As a police officer he was responsible for several criminal investigation units. He later studied management and organization (University of Tilburg, 1995) and became a management consultant (1997) and managing partner (2002) at Twynstra Gudde, a Dutch management and consultancy firm. As managing partner he was responsible for building and developing the Security Group, specialized in organizational, business and change management within the field of security. He focused mainly on strategy, organizational development and complex collaboration issues between organizations responsible for security. He later studied public management at the University of Tilburg (2005) and has written several books about security. He has been closely involved in The Hague Security Delta from the start.
Rob de Wijk is the founder of The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS) and Professor of International Relations and Security at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs at Leiden University. He studied Contemporary History and International Relations at Groningen University, and wrote his PhD dissertation on NATO’s ‘Flexibility in Response’ strategy at the Political Science Department of Leiden University.
Han ten Broeke is Director of Political Affairs for HCSS. A staunch advocate of public ideals, he served four terms as a member of the Dutch House of Representatives for the leading conservative liberal VVD political party. He held post as the senior member of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and acted as Chair of the Armed Services Committee. Furthermore, he led the Dutch delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly. Prior to which, he was the VVD’s ranking member on Defence and EU affairs. Han ten Broeke believes in the power of ever-present potential as an indispensible instrument towards a better, more sustainable future. Clear, unambiguous use of language in both his native Dutch and fluent English has furnished him with persuasive, emotive deliveries before both the media and audiences of varying cultures, and from all walks of life. Ten Broeke holds a Master’s degree in Political Science and International Relations from Leiden University, the Netherlands. He is also Chairman of the Board of BOVAG.
Tom Middendorp is a retired four-star general. He now advises The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS) as a principal expert. Until October 2017 he was the Chief of Defense of the Netherlands Armed Forces. In this period he led one of the largest transformations in the history of the armed forces and was involved in over 20 military deployments worldwide. He conducted a proces of strategic analysis and re-orientation, including several Future Force Conferences where he introduced an ecosystem approach to security and positioned Defense as a platform for innovation. During his tenure, the tide of continuous downsizing and reductions changed and the government decided to increase the defense budget. Mister Middendorp initiated and operationalized several far-reaching military cooperation programs in which the Netherlands became one of the frontrunners in Europe. He studied civil engineering at the Royal Military Academy in Breda, is a graduate at the Command and General Staff College in the United States and received the high awards in Australia, Germany, France and Belgium.
Pieter Bindt is a retired Rear Admiral with extensive knowledge of and experience in intelligence and security, international affairs, and Joint and Maritime operations. After graduating from the Naval College with a specialization in Math and Game Theory (1983), he joined the Submarine Service.