Executive Board member Nicoly Vermeulen has announced her resignation. According to her, 1 January 2021 is ‘a natural moment’ to step down.
Nicoly Vermeulen. (Photo: Sam Rentmeester)

Executive Board member Nicoly Vermeulen has announced her resignation. According to her, 1 January 2021 is ‘a natural moment’ to step down.

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Vermeulen started on 1 January 2018 as Vice President Operations. In the statement that the Supervisory Board circulated this afternoon, Vermeulen says that ‘the intended renewal and transformation’ in her portfolio, the management and operations of the support services, has been achieved. She mentions several areas in particular: campus development, reinforcing the financial administration’s reliability, strengthening financial control, safety & security, IT-security and risk management. “This feels like a natural moment for me to step back, allowing me the peace of mind to use my powers of innovation and change elsewhere.”

In the announcement, Rector Magnificus Tim van der Hagen and the Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Jeroen van der Veer, also give a statement. The former says that he understands and respects Vermeulen’s decision and is grateful for the way in which she has improved cooperation between the faculties and the university corporate office and raised the support services to a higher level. Van der Veer refers to the ‘further development of TU Delft Campus’. “More than 250 companies have now settled in this unique ecosystem of education, research and public sector.”

  • In July 2019, Delta spoke to Nicoly Vermeulen about her work and plans with real estate and the university corporate office. Read the interview (in Dutch): ‘I am here for TU Delft’