Speaker profile


  • Mr Ton Rombouts
    Member of the European Heritage Label Expert Panel
    former Mayor of 's-Hertogenbosch


Mr Rombouts has been the mayor of ’s-Hertogenbosch from 1996 to 2017.
By virtue of or in connection with his office as mayor he performs the following additional offices:

- Deputy regional mayor Police Region Oost-Brabant
- Chairman Safety Region Brabant-Noord
- Chairman General Committee Urban District ’s-Hertogenbosch
- Member National Safety Consultative Body/Dutch Institute for Physical Safety
- Chairman Executive Board AgriFood Capital Foundation
- Chairman international delegation of the Committee on European and International Affairs of the Association of Dutch Municipalities (VNG)

Former senior positions
1992-1996 Director Interprovincial Consultative Body (IPO)
1989-1992 Mayor of the municipality of Boxtel
1979-1989 Mayor of the municipality of Wouw
1976-1979 Scientific officer for CDA in the Lower House of the Dutch Parliament and scientific institute of CDA

Additional offices related to the office of mayor
1997-present Board member Jan Schröder Fund Foundation

Other additional offices
2015-present Member Upper House of the Dutch Parliament (CDA)
2014-present Chairman Health Insurance Complaints and Disputes Board
2009-present Chairman E-laad.nl Foundation
2007-present Chairman Knowledge Platform on Electromagnetic Fields and Health, Ministry for Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment
2007-present Chairman Dutch Dance Days

1986 Doctorate public administration, University of Twente
1976 Master’s degree law, University of Nijmegen
1970 Gymnasium Alpha (pre-university education), Dr. Mollercollege, Waalwijk

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