As described elsewhere in this Annual Report, PostNL believes in the strength of diversity and inclusion. We respect and value differences between people, as they make our organisation stronger, more innovative and more appealing. This also translates into our aim for diversity in the composition of the Executive Committee, Board of Management and Supervisory Board. The Supervisory Board seeks to promote diversity among the members of the Executive Committee, Board of Management and Supervisory Board with regard to age, sex, level of expertise and experience, and nationality. We aim to create a balance, to the extent possible, in which the diversity referred to above is expressed and where the objective is to comply, at the very least, with the statutory requirements. Please be referred to our Diversity and inclusion policy which can be found on the website.
PostNL’s Executive Committee has seven members, of which three are female, i.e. 42.9% of the seats filled by women. The Board of Management has one female and one male member, i.e. 50% of the seats filled by women. The Supervisory Board has seven members, of which three are women, i.e. 42.9% of the seats filled by women. Consequently, the Board of Management, the Executive Committee and Supervisory Board have a balanced representation of men and women.
As follows from PostNL’s diversity policy and the profile of the Supervisory Board, diversity is taken into account when selecting candidates in case of a vacancy in the Executive Committee, Board of Management and Supervisory Board. Ultimately, the capacities of the selected candidates are assessed irrespective of the candidate's gender and the most qualified candidates will be nominated for appointment.
In 2019, Ms Menssen was up for reappointment as member of the Supervisory Board, Ms Van Lier Lels was appointed as member of the Supervisory Board and Mr Engel stepped down from his position as member of the Supervisory Board. Ms Verhagen was up for reappointment as member of the Board of Management. The composition of the Executive Committee remained unchanged in 2019.