John built his career in the Netherlands, holding various Executive Director positions with international corporations. In 2011, John immigrated to Canada and settled in Nelson, BC where he was a small business owner in the community which eventually led him to become a member of the Nelson and District Credit Union Board of Directors. As director on the board of NDCU, John contributed to various committees and has been a member of the Governance Committee, the Audit Committee, the Investment and Lending Committee, the CEO Transition Committee and the Executive Committee.
John holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Agriculture and Science in the Netherlands and a Master of Business Management from the University’s Faculty of Business. He has completed all three levels of the Credit Union Director Achievement Program and is an Accredited Canadian Credit Union Director (ACCUD).