Chief Executive Officer
H.W.P.M.A. (Herna) Verhagen (1966, Dutch) became Chief Executive Officer on 24 April 2012. Prior to this, she had served as member of the Board of Management of PostNL N.V. since 31 May 2011.
Herna Verhagen joined one of the legal predecessors of PostNL in 1991 as a sales manager. Following roles as included Marketing & Sales director, coordinating managing director Mail NL in the Mail divisionand managing director Group HR of TNT.
Herna's portfolio includes corporate strategy, public affairs, communications, corporate responsibility, human resources and internal audit. She is responsible for Mail in the Netherlands, Parcels, International (Postcon, Nexive and Spring) and ICT.
Ms Verhagen is a member of the supervisory board of Rexel S.A and Actelion Ltd. She is a member of the executive committee and general board of the Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers (VNO-NCW) as well as member of the supervisory board of the Concertgebouw.
Chief Financial Officer
J.P.P. (Jan) Bos (1965, Dutch) was appointed Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Board of Management of PostNL N.V. effective 31 May 2011.
Jan Bos joined the Mail division of one of PostNL’s predecessors in 1993, as controller of its International business unit. He later became director Finance & Control of the Mail division.
Mr Bos is responsible for legal, procurement, real estate & facilities, control, investor relations & treasury, tax, accounting & reporting.
Mr Bos is a member of the association for registered controllers of the VU University Amsterdam and of the supervisory authority of the University Medical Centre Groningen.
Support of the Board of Management
In addition to the Executive Committee, the Board of Management incorporated the following bodies to ensure compliance with applicable corporate governance requirements: the Disclosure Committee, the Integrity Committee and the Corporate Responsibility Council (CR Council). Specific staff departments – including internal audit, legal, tax, procurement, real estate & facilities, human resources, investor relations & treasury, public affairs, communication, control and accounting & reporting – support the Board of Management and the segments in the performance of their duties and ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
The Disclosure Committee advises and assists the Board of Management in ensuring compliance with regulations regarding the publication of price-sensitive information. The Disclosure Committee comprises the CFO, legal director, investor relations & treasury director, communications director and the corporate secretary, and reports directly to the Board of Management.
The Integrity Committee advises and assists the Board of Management in developing, implementing and monitoring Group policies aimed at enhancing integrity and ethical behaviour and at preventing fraud. The Committee oversees investigations based on reports of possible breaches under our Business Principles and related policies. The Integrity Committee reports directly to the Board of Management. Read more about integrity.
The CR Council advises and assists the Board of Management in developing and deploying the PostNL CR strategy and targets and integrating these into our daily operations. The CR Council meets regularly and reports directly to the Board of Management and the Executive Committee. Both business and staff are represented in the CR Council, which is chaired by an Executive Committee member. Read more about our CR policy.