Dr. J.A. Hoekstra MSc
Janneke Hoekstra has been a Land van Ons board member since March 2021 and runs a consultancy firm.
Janneke Hoekstra (1954) studied biology and statistics and started her career as a statistician, first at TNO and then at RIVM. Her career is dedicated to the connections between education, science and society. She contributed to research in the fields of agriculture, environment & nature and public health. In 2003, she became director of Knowledge and Innovation at the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality. From 2011 to 2020, she was director of the Faculty of Technology at the Hogeschool (university of applied sciences) in Arnhem and Nijmegen. In this position, she encouraged cooperation with the business industry in the field of research and education, among other things as co-initiator of a Centre of Expertise for sustainable and reliable energy, SEECE. She also chaired the national advisory board of the Vereniging Hogescholen (Association of Universities of Applied Sciences) for all technical programmes. Since 2021, she has been a board member of Land van Ons, with a portfolio in biodiversity and agriculture. This organisation aims to restore biodiversity and the landscape on farmland. They do this by taking ownership of farmland and, together with the farmer/tenant and local citizens, creating nature-friendly agriculture.