Composition of the Supervisory Board
Triodos Bank’s articles of association determine that the Supervisory Board consists of three or more members. At present it has seven. At Triodos Bank’s General Meeting in May 2014 Hans Voortman and Jan Lamers retired from the Supervisory Board. They were replaced by Aart De Geus (Chair) and Ernst-Jan Boers (recruited for his in depth banking experience). Margot Scheltema and Carla Van Der Weerdt were reappointed for periods of, respectively, one and four years. The composition of the Supervisory Board was carefully considered during this process. The new Chair of the Supervisory Board suffered a serious illness in the summer of 2014, and the Vice Chair acted as chair during his absence. The Supervisory Board has been assisted by a Corporate Secretary for professional interpretation of its Corporate Secretariat.
The Supervisory Board aims to be diverse, with an adequate balance of nationalities, age, experience, background and gender. In particular, its objective is for no more than 70% of its seats to be held by either gender. During 2014, five Supervisory Board members were male (approximately 70%), and two female (approximately 30%).