Annet Lekkerkerker

Annet Lekkerkerker has been a member of the Executive Board of the Amsterdam University of the Arts (AHK) since 1 March 2019. She manages, among other things, the teaching, student affairs, internationalisation, personnel policy, diversity and social safety portfolios.

Annet Lekkerkerker (The Hague, 1965) was affiliated with the Holland Festival from 2009 up to and including the June 2019 edition, first as managing director and from 2018 as general director. At the Holland Festival, she was ultimately responsible for the general and artistic policy, the finances, external relations, sponsorship recruitment and fundraising, and she was charged with the day-to-day running of the organisation. She already held prominent positions in the cultural sector before that. She was, among other things, head of programming at the Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam (Amsterdam Municipal Theatre), programme maker at Theater De Balie and managing director of ZT Hollandia / Theatergroep Hollandia.

In addition to her position as member of the Executive Board, Annet Lekkerkerker is a chairman of the Formerly Know as Witte de With Centre of Contemporary Art, chairman of Stichting Double A, board member of Stichting Toneelschuur/Toneelschuur Producties and board memeber of the Sikkens Foundation. She serves on the Advisory Council of the NTR (the independent Dutch public service broadcaster) and is chair of the consultative body Amsterdamse Culturele Instellingen (Amsterdam Cultural Institutions, ACI).

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