Corporate Governance of DPG Media in front of the building

Corporate Governance

An overview of the directors, supervisory directors and shareholders responsible for the corporate governance of DPG Media.

Corporate Governance

Christian Van Thillo
Christian Van Thillo
Executive Chairman

Board of Directors DPG Media Group

Ludwig Criel
Ludwig Criel
Chair
Ieko Sevinga
Ieko Sevinga
Director
Christian Van Thillo
Christian Van Thillo
Director, Executive Chairman
Christophe Convent
Christophe Convent
Director
Bernadette de Bethune
Bernadette de Bethune
Director
Emmanuel Van Thillo
Emmanuel Van Thillo
Director
Jan Louis Burggraaf
Jan Louis Burggraaf
Director
Jeanine van der Vlist
Jeanine van der Vlist
Director

The responsibilities of the Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is responsible for the general strategy of DPG Media, annually approves the operating and investment budgets, supervises financial affairs, and decides on any acquisitions. The Board meets at least four times a year according to a fixed schedule and also whenever the interests of the group so require. Although, according to the articles of association, decisions of the Board are in principle taken by majority, in practice this is done by consensus.


Remuneration Committee

Ludwig Criel
Ludwig Criel
Chair
Christian Van Thillo
Christian Van Thillo
Director
Bernadette de Bethune
Bernadette de Bethune
Director

Audit Committee

Ieko Sevinga
Ieko Sevinga
Chair
Christophe Convent
Christophe Convent
Director
Bernadette de Bethune
Bernadette de Bethune
Director
Emmanuel Van Thillo
Emmanuel Van Thillo
Director

The responsibilities of the Remuneration & Audit Committee

Two specific committees have been set up within the Board: Firstly, there is the Remuneration Committee which assesses the remuneration policy of the group's main directors and executives. Its members are Ludwig Criel, Jeanine van der Vlist, and Christian Van Thillo. The second committee is the Audit Committee which monitors the preparation of the accounts and the internal and external control procedures. The Audit Committee consists of Ieko Sevinga, chair, Emmanuel Van Thillo, Bernadette de Béthune, and Christophe Convent.


Structure of DPG Media Netherlands

DPG Media endorses the importance of proper corporate governance and the value of transparency in structure and operations. DPG Media BV is a statutory two-tier company with an Executive Board and an independent Supervisory Board. Below are the main features of the current structure.

Supervisory Board DPG Media The Netherlands

Anita Nijboer
Anita Nijboer
Chair
Ludwig Criel
Ludwig Criel
Commissioner
Annetje Ottow
Annetje Ottow
Commissioner
Ieko Sevinga
Ieko Sevinga
Commissioner

The responsibilities of the Supervisory Board

The supervisory board oversees the financial health of the organisation and risk management at DPG Media BV. In relation to DPG Media BV’s board of directors, the supervisory board acts as a sounding board and advisory body. The supervisory board consists of five members. Two of these members were appointed on the recommendation of DPG Media Services NV, the parent company of DPG Media BV: Ludwig Criel and Ieko Sevinga. In addition, one member was appointed on the recommendation of Stichting Democratie en Media (Democracy & Media Foundation): Annetje Ottow. One member will be appointed on the recommendation of the staff council. Lastly, Anita Nijboer was appointed to chair the supervisory board on the recommendation of the supervisory board’s other members.


Shareholders of DPG Media Netherlands

Shareholders of DPG Media are DPG Media Services NV, Stichting Democratie en Media, Stichting de Volkskrant, Stichting ter Bevordering van de Christelijke Pers in Nederland and Stichting Het Nieuwe Parool.

The distribution of shares is as follows:

  • DPG Media Services NV: 83.68%
  • Foundation Democracy and Media: 14.27%
  • Stichting ter Bevordering van de Christelijke Pers: 1.00%
  • Stichting de Volkskrant: 0.52%
  • Stichting Het Nieuwe Parool: 0.53%

Board of Directors Berlingske Media

Anita Nijboer
Anita Nijboer
Chairwoman
Piet Vroman
Piet Vroman
Director
Erik Roddenhof
Erik Roddenhof
Director
Bernadette de Bethune
Bernadette de Bethune
Director
Christian Van Thillo
Christian Van Thillo
Director
Katrine Gundel Harmens
Katrine Gundel Harmens
Director & Employee Representative
Ivar Carstensen
Ivar Carstensen
Director & Employee Representative