The Royal FloraHolland Supervisory Board has nominated Jack Goossens as its new Chair. The members of Royal FloraHolland will vote on Goossens' nomination at the General Members' Meeting (GMM) on 2 June 2016.
Bernard Oosterom, the incumbent Chair of the Supervisory Board, will resign in December 2016 and is not available for re-election. The Supervisory Board initiated the succession process in time and has carried it through carefully, but quicker than expected. The members can now be asked to approve the appointment of the new Chair of the Supervisory Board already at the GMM in June, during which Bernard Oosterom will stand down as Supervisory Board member.
In Jack Goossens, is found an expert candidate, who is already settling in behind the scenes.
Within Royal FloraHolland, Jack Goossens has gained ample administrative experience as a regional board member, chair of the tree nursery product committee, member of the Cooperative Board, and member of the Supervisory Board, among other things. Together with his brother, Jack Goossens owns the Gova BV family business, a laurel tree nursery, and is a member of the cooperative.
Bernard Oosterom: "Jack Goossens is an administrator who is deeply involved in the cooperative as well as in market evolution. His personality is characterized by the drive to discover what connects the members, employees and customers of Royal FloraHolland.
I myself look back on a wonderful period with Royal FloraHolland in which the cooperative has found answers to the challenges of the market. However, this is an ongoing process and I am pleased that Jack Goossens is prepared to take over my duties. I wish him and all stakeholders all the best."
Jack Goossens: "With the Royal FloraHolland 2020 strategy, a sound foundation has been laid during the past two years. We have now arrived at the point where we can build on that. I am very grateful to Bernard and all other stakeholders for putting the organization in a place from which we can continue to build."