Prof. Dr. Louise Gunning-Schepers was University Professor of Health and Society until 2017. She was President of the University of Amsterdam and the University of Applied Sciences until 2015. Gunning (1951) was trained in medicine and public health in Groningen and at Johns Hopkins and obtained her PhD from the Erasmus University. As a researcher she worked at the University of Leuven and at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Gunning also served as a policy staff member at the Dutch Ministry of Health. In 1991 she was appointed Professor of Social Medicine at the Academic Medical Centre (AMC) of the University of Amsterdam. From 1995 to 1997 she was a member of the Scientific Council for Government Policy. From 1997 she served on the Executive Board of the AMC-UvA and also held the position of vice-dean. In 2001 she was appointed president of the Executive Board of the AMC-UvA and dean of the UvA’s Faculty of Medicine, a position she held for almost ten years. Between September 2010 and April 2012 Gunning was president of the Health Council of the Netherlands. From 2012 to 2015 she was President of the University of Amsterdam and the University of Applied Sciences. Louise Gunning currently chairs the Supervisory Board of Schiphol, ONVZ (a health insurance company), the VSBFonds, RegMed and the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities and is a member of a number of boards.
Ir. Boudewijn F. Dessing (1948) worked after his studies (TH Delft) at Rijkswaterstaat and the Ministry of Economic Affairs. His experience in the healthcare sector began in 1983 as a member of the Executive Board of the Academic Hospital Groningen. From 1987 to 1993 he was a member/chair of the Executive Board of the St. Antonius Hospital in Nieuwegein. In 1993, Dessing became chairman of the Board of Directors of health insurer VGZ. Under his leadership, this company was expanded over the years to become the health insurer UVIT (Univé-VGZ-IZA-Trias; approximately 4.5 million insured persons). At the beginning of 2007, he left this main position. From that moment on, he started to fulfil a number of supervisory and advisory functions.Among which are the following organisations (in Dutch): Nederlandse Zorgautoriteit, Pensioenfonds van de Nederlandse Bank, Nederlandse Publieke Omroep/NOS, Deerns Raadgevende Ingenieurs BV , Nationaal Register Commissarissen en Toezichthouders, Waterland Private Equity Investments , St.Antonius Ziekenhuis te Nieuwegein/Utrecht, Nederlandse Vereniging voor Cardiologie, Revalidatiecentrum De Hoogstraat, Nierstichting, SPF Beheer, Audit Committee Algemene Rekenkamer, Stichting Benchmark GGZ , Vereniging AEGON, NHG-Praktijkaccreditering, Cbusinez/CZ-groep, Nederlandse Hart Registratie, Leyden Academy.