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Yvonne van Rooy
Yvonne van Rooy in 1986
Member of the Social and
Economic Council
In office
30 January 2008 – 1 December 2018
Chairman
See list
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
17 May 1994 – 1 September 1997
In office
14 September 1989 – 28 September 1990
Parliamentary groupChristian Democratic Appeal
State Secretary for Economic Affairs
In office
28 September 1990 – 22 August 1994
Prime MinisterRuud Lubbers
Preceded byPiet Bukman
Succeeded byAnneke van Dok-van Weele
In office
30 October 1986 – 7 November 1989
Serving with Albert-Jan Evenhuis
Prime MinisterRuud Lubbers
Preceded byEnneüs Heerma
Succeeded byPiet Bukman
Member of the European Parliament
In office
24 July 1984 – 30 October 1986
Parliamentary groupGroup of the European
People's Party
ConstituencyNetherlands
Personal details
Born
Yvonne Catharina Maria Theresia van Rooy

(1951-06-04) 4 June 1951 (age 70)
Eindhoven, Netherlands
Political partyChristian Democratic Appeal
(from 1980)
Other political
affiliations
Catholic People's Party
(until 1980)
Children1 daughter
FatherCharles van Rooy
(1912–1996)
ResidenceTilburg, Netherlands
Alma materUtrecht University
(Bachelor of Laws, Master of Laws)
OccupationPolitician · Diplomat · Civil servant · Jurist · Businesswoman · Corporate director · Nonprofit director · Trade association executive · Academic administrator

Yvonne Catharina Maria Theresia van Rooy (born 4 June 1951) is a retired Dutch politician and diplomat of the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) party and businesswoman.[1]

Van Rooy attended a Gymnasium in Maastricht from May 1964 until June 1970 and applied at the Utrecht University in June 1970 majoring in Law and obtaining an Bachelor of Laws degree in July 1972 before graduating with an Master of Laws degree in July 1976. Van Rooy worked as a paralegal for the Christian Employers' association (NCW) from November 1976 until July 1984.

Van Rooy was elected as a Member of the European Parliament after the European Parliament election of 1984, taking office on 24 July 1984. Van Rooy was appointed as State Secretary for Economic Affairs in the Cabinet Lubbers II following the appointment of Enneüs Heerma as State Secretary for Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment, taking office on 30 October 1986. Van Rooy was elected as a Member of the House of Representatives after the election of 1989, taking office on 14 September 1989. Following the cabinet formation of 1989 Van Rooy was not giving a cabinet post in the new cabinet, the Cabinet Lubbers II was replaced by the Cabinet Lubbers III on 7 November 1989 and she continued to serve in the House of Representatives as a frontbencher and spokesperson for Development Cooperation. Van Rooy was again appointed as State Secretary for Economic Affairs in the Cabinet Lubbers III following the appointment of Piet Bukman as Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Fisheries, taking office on 28 September 1990. After the election of 1994 Van Rooy returned as a Member of the House of Representatives, taking office on 17 May 1994 serving as a frontbencher chairing the parliamentary committee for Kingdom Relations and spokesperson for Social Affairs, Transport and Water Management and Kingdom Relations.

In August 1997 Van Rooy was named as Chairwoman of the Education board of the Tilburg University, she resigned as a Member of the House of Representatives the same day she was installed as Chairwoman on 1 September 1997. In January 2004 Van Rooy was named as Chairwoman of the Education board of the Utrecht University, she resigned as Chairwoman of the Education board of the Tilburg University the same day she was installed as Chairwoman of the Education board of the Utrecht University on 1 February 2004.

Van Rooy also became active in the private sector and public sector and occupied numerous seats as a corporate director and nonprofit director on several boards of directors and supervisory boards (Philips, NN Group, Concertgebouw, Stichting Pensioenfonds Zorg en Welzijn, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag and the Social and Economic Council) and served on several state commissions and councils on behalf of the government (Advisory Council for Spatial Planning, Center for the Promotion of Imports, Accreditation Council and the Dutch Healthcare Authority). Van Rooy also served as an trade association executive for the Nederlandse Vereniging van Ziekenhuizen (Hospitals association; NVZ) serving as Chairwoman from 1 December 2012 until 1 December 2018.

Decorations

Honours
Ribbon bar Honour Country Date Comment
Knight of the Order of the Netherlands Lion Netherlands 20 November 1989
Knight of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre Holy See 21 March 1992
Commander of the Order of Orange-Nassau Netherlands 8 October 1994

References

  1. ^ Foundation, EMF; (Institute), IMEDE; Forum, World Economic (1993). World competitiveness report. The Foundation. ISBN 978-2-88149-013-2. Retrieved 28 September 2011.
Official
Political offices Preceded byEnneüs Heerma State Secretary for Economic Affairs1986–1989 1990–1994 With: Albert-Jan Evenhuis (1986–1989) Succeeded byPiet Bukman Preceded byPiet Bukman Succeeded byAnneke van Dok-van Weele Civic offices Preceded byEd Nijpels President of the Accreditation Council2018–present Incumbent Business positions Preceded byRoelf de Boer Chairwoman of the Hospitals association2012–2019 Succeeded byAd Melkert Academic offices Preceded byUnknown Chairwoman of the Supervisory board of the Tilburg University1997–2004 Succeeded byHein van Oorschot Preceded byUnknown Chairwoman of the Supervisory board of the Utrecht University2004–2012 Succeeded byMarjan Oudeman