• Advise and outline design of the Blue Deal: the collective PPP programme of the 21 Dutch water authorities and MoFA, (> €50mio, 5 years) (2017)
  • Advice to SMEs about international business development (30 to 40 advisory sessions during 2014-2017)
  • Organizational development advise to Director of NWP (2017), co-production with several colleagues
  • Advise and outline design of WaterWorx, a large collective PPP programme of 10 drinking water companies and MoFA (€55mio, 5 years), (2016)
  • Scenario analysis for Board and Supervisors of Simavi (2015)
  • Drafting the two-year Work Plan for “Partners voor Water”, a multi-million water for development programme (2015), together with Ben Lamoree
  • Team leader for the evaluation of USDP-1 (Urban Sanitation Development Programme), a large, 5-year sanitation programme in Indonesia, for the Dutch Embassy (2014-2015), together with Bert van Woersem
  • Scoping missions for the Dutch water sector, a.o. to Viet Nam (2010), Botswana (2015), Indonesia (2013)
  • Development of a Thematic Strategy for the EU Water Initiative, Project 2010/258973 (2010-2012), together with Andrew Bullock
  • Nutrients Platform: feasibility study on the establishment of this new platform (2010)

Process Management, Project management, Interim Management

  • Support to development and implementation of the Blue Deal, facilitation of process, many events and workshops (2017-2018)
  • Implementation of GO NWP, the organizational change programme at NWP (2017-2018), together with a team of colleagues
  • Interim-MT position for 6 months at NWP (2017-2018)
  • Support to development and implementation of WaterWorX, facilitation of the overall process, of many events and workshops (2016-2017)
  • Support to NWP country platforms of South Africa and Indonesia (2009-2017)
  • Water & Mining Platform: set-up and development of strategy for this new network (2012-2015)
  • Nutrients Platform: development of strategy and network (2010-2011)
  • Support to implementation of 3R, a collaborative business development initiative of 4 organizations (2013-2014)
  • Several missions to represent the Dutch MoFA in international meetings and workshops (2008-2013)

Coaching & Training

  • ADB Learning Week 2018: coordinator and facilitator on behalf of NWP (2018)
  • YEP Water and Agrofood: providing masterclasses about the water sector, personal development and strategy and leadership (2013-now)
  • Coach for YEP water & Agrofood: coaching for personal development for more than 70 Young Experts (2013-now)
  • Masterclass for water professionals: set-up and training in personal skills for a career in the international water sector (2014-2016)
  • Musicaleren: provision of masterclasses for executive teams on excellence in cooperation, see also (2009-now)

Facilitation and Moderation

  • GO YEP: several design workshops for new YEP initiatives; sessions with about 30 to 50 pax (2017& 2018)
  • Provincial authority: seminar for municipalities on climate adaptation, session with about 130 pax (2018)
  • NWP/MoFA/MinIenM: facilitation of exploration and business development workshops with international incoming delegations (from a.o. Ukraine, Egypt, Sri Lanka, Colombia, South Africa, Indonesia, WB and AsDB, group size of 20 to 50 pax, 2008-2017)
  • NWP/South Africa platform: many international workshops and conference in South Africa, up to 150 pax events (2008-2017), a.o. with Embassy, Dutch and SA Ministers, high-level participants
  • NWP: several SME business development meetings and workshops, about (2014-2017)
  • MinIenM: Design and facilitation of eight (20-70 pax) seminar sessions of ‘Deltas in Time of Climate Change’, Sept 2015, together with David Schaub-Jones
  • EU (EUWI), MoFA, GIZ, SWWW (2005-2015) many multi-stakeholder forum, seminars and workshops during Stockholm Water Week: for DGIS, EU, GIZ, 3R others
  • NWP/RVO: Preparation and facilitation of making of Indonesia Bidbook from NL-private sector, several high-level workshops with CEOs and experts (2013)
  • European Commission/MoFA/GIZ (AWG/EUWI) Facilitation of Africa Working Group sessions: high-level meetings with ministers, senior advisors and experts on the collaboration between EU and Africa. Meetings included small events (10 pax) up to large conference 100+ pax) (2007-2013)


  • 2007 – present: Owner of kopconsult, The Hague, NL, self-employment
  • 2003 – 2007: Managing Director/CEO of IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre, The Hague, NL
  • 2000 – 2003: Director Business Group International Water Supply & Sanitation of Royal Haskoning, Nijmegen, NL (presently RHDHV)
  • 1986 – 2000: Project officer, manager and director IP of IWACO BV, Advisors for Water and Environment, Rotterdam, NL

Board membership and supervisory experience

  • Member Advisory Board Justdiggit (
  • Board member of Friends of Amani NL (
  • Founder and guide of Kuling Trekking (
  • Board member of Water for Life Foundation (2010-2018)
  • Board member of WASTE Foundation, The Hague (2008-2016)
  • Chair of the RAIN Foundation, Amsterdam (2005-2014)
  • Member “College des experts”, Fondation Ensemble, Paris, 2010-2013
  • Initiator and co-creator of the Nutrients Platform (2010)
  • Elected member of the Board of the WSSCC (Geneva, CH, 2004-2007)
  • Board member of NWP (Netherlands Water Partnership, 2004-2007)
  • Co-founder of Akvo (2006)