The Board

Liz Wassenaar – Director and secretary

Liz is English and moved to The Netherlands in 2002 after she married her dutch husband Walter. They live with their two boys Tim and Ben in Sassenheim, Zuid Holland. Before meeting Walter, Liz had a career in marketing and brand management and worked for an international management consultancy. Working for the Foundation allows Liz to combine her three passions: working as an entrepreneur, helping people and sewing.

Jose Roest – Treasurer

Jose moved back to The Netherlands with her husband and daughter in 2015 having lived for 12 years in France. Now that the family is settled Jose has time to take up other activities besides her work.

Jose is strong in organizing and planning and is excited to be able to use her talents in the role of treasurer at the Prince/Princess Foundation.


Servie Simons – Chairman

Servie worked for Shell International for over 30 years the most of which were spent abroad in Oman, Egypt, UK, Norway and Syria. His most recent position was Pipeline Engineering Manager at Shell’s headoffice in Rijswijk. Serie has recently stopped working at Shell and is taking up other activities. He is married to Diana who works as a teacher for internationals students. Serie and Diana are dutch but live in the UK where two of their three children live. Servie’s personal desire is to be an example and inspiration of Christian norms and values. Supporting the Prince/Princess Foundation is a great way of achieving this.