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Simon van Driel was, among other things, general director of the Social Affairs Department and the City Management Department at the municipality of The Hague. He was a member of the management team of pension fund ABP and president of the management of assurance company Loyalis. He fulfilled numerous supervisory functions in both the profit and nonprofit sectors: higher education, health care, pensions, corporate social responsibility, mortgage bank, etcetera. From 2003 to 2011 he was a member of the Senate of the States General. He was a member of the board of supervisors of the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague and president of the board of supervisors of the Muziektheater in Amsterdam. Between October 2014 and July 2018 Simon van Driel was general director of the Koninklijke Schouwburg and, after the merger, managing director of Het Nationale Theater.
Don Marrazzo is Head of the Classical Voice Department and Professor of Voice at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. Prior to joining the CvA, Mr. Marrazzo worked as the Executive Director of Astral Artists and as the Director of Casting & Artistic Operations for Glimmerglass Opera. He has served as a judge for the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and has presented seminars and masterclasses internationally for opera companies, young artist training programs, and conservatories. He holds degrees in vocal performance from the Curtis Institute of Music and the Sweelinck Conservatorium and an M.M. in Classical Voice Pedagogy and Performance and an M.F.A. in Voice Pedagogy for Musical Theatre from Penn State University.
Eveline Hartogs is a retired lawyer and has worked as attorney (Van Traa advocaten Rotterdam), as a business secretary (Nedlloyd, Joh. Enschedé en Boer&Croon) and as a clerk for the Supreme Court of The Netherlands. She is also a board member of the Vrienden van de Residentie Bach Ensembles and a member of the Adviescommissie civiele cassatieadvocatuur (Nederlandse Orde van Advocaten).
Margie van der Valk is a tax consultant and works in taxation as a partner in an international consulting firm. She has a great personal affinity with the arts and culture. She has always worked on an international level traveling extensively, taking the chance to see performances abroad as well as at home. As a resident of The Hague, she is pleased to support OPERA2DAY. She is married with three children and the piano, bassoon and violin are often heard in the house.
Irma van Lierop (1967) is business manager. She works as a business consultant for the Concert and Congress Centre de Doelen in Rotterdam. Here, she is responsible for the attaining and retaining external financing from individuals, funds, the government and the business sector. Prior to this, she held various marketing and management positions at organizations such as Rotterdam Festivals and the Volkskrant.