Organisation

Free a Girl was founded in 2008 by Arjan Erkel, Yolanthe Sneijder Cabau, Roelof van Laar and Evelien Hölsken. The establishment of the foundation was made possible by a gift from Bas Consultancy. Yolanthe Sneijder Cabau and Arjan Erkel are members on the Board of Trustees. Since 2013, Roelof van Laar is a member of parliament.

The director of Free a Girl is Evelien Hölsken, who is responsible for the decisions and direction of the organisation. The organsation consists of both paid and unpaid staff and in total there are fewer than 8 FTEs.

Board of Trustees

The Supervisory Board maintains full oversight of the development and financial policies and affairs of the organisation. The Supervisory Board consists of the following people (in alphabetical order):

Mr. J.G. van Aartsen – Member
Director of Odysseus Communications, documentary filmmaker and journalist specialising in human rights and international law

Mr. P.A. Erkel – Vice President
Owner of Walking Tree BV

Mr. H.G. Klinkhamer – President
Director at HGK Holding BV & Cityside Apartments

Ms. F. Mather – Member
Accountant, Group Reporting Manager at Grand Vision BV

Mrs. Y. Sneijder Cabau – Honorary Member
Founder, Actress, Model, Presenter

Ms. J.E. Steenveld Member
Chief Operating Officer at SparkOptimus

And furthermore

Auditor: Ernst & Young, The Hague
Notary: Jan Willem Stouthart, Holland Law, The Hague
Legal advice: Pro Bono Connect