Jan Jaap de Graeff
J.J. (Jan Jaap) de Graeff
Jan Jaap de Graeff (born 1949) joined the Council for the Environment and Infrastructure in 2012, and has served as its acting Chair since 1 January 2016. On 12 February 2016, the Dutch Cabinet decided to nominate him as Chair of the Council for the 2016-2020 period. Prior to joining Rli, Mr De Graeff worked for (in chronological order) the Scientific Council on Government Policy (WRR), the Directorate-General for Public Works and Water Management (Rijkswaterstaat), Dutch Water Authorities, and the Environment & Spatial Planning Office of the Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers (VNO-NCW). He served as dike reeve of the Schieland & Krimpenerwaard Regional Water Authority from 1995 to 2003, and as Managing Director of Vereniging Natuurmonumenten from 2003 to 2013. He also holds a number of other positions.