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Prof. Dr Jim Emanuels

Jim Emanuels is Professor of Accounting Information Systems and specialises in issues in the field of internal control in relation to strategic direction. Besides that, Jim is a partner and co-founder of the Tacstone group, which focusses on recruiting and managing interests in new and restarting businesses and on providing organisations with advice about transformations and performance improvement. Among other things, as an advisor, Jim helps supervisors, directors and managers to pragmatically and effectively shape comprehensive risk management. He also has a number of supervisory and advisory duties.

Feikje van der Hoek works as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Groningen. Until 2016, she was employed by EY Accountants as an auditor in medium-large companies and in public and semi-public organisations. Feikje is involved in the University of Groningen's research project on reporting by publicly-listed companies in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom in relation to the new extensive audit opinion to be drawn up by external auditors.

Ralph ter Hoeven is a Professor of External Accounting at the University of Groningen. In addition, he is associated with Deloitte Accountancy as a partner, where he is in charge of the IFRS Center of Excellence. He is involved in the auditing and advising of a variety of (multinational) enterprises. He represents Deloitte on several IFRS consultation platforms. Ralph acts as a reviewer for MAB Magazine and chairs 'Het Jaar Verslagen', which is an annual research project on the quality of financial reporting.

Prof. dr. Nancy Kamp-Roelands

Nancy Kamp-Roelands is professor non-financial information, integrated reporting and assurance at the University of Groningen. She is also an associate partner at Ernst & Young (EY) Climate Change and Sustainability Services in the Netherlands and has worked for EY since 2000. From 2013-2016 she worked in NYC, for the International Federation of Accountants as a Deputy Director at the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB). Throughout her career Nancy has been active in participating in national and international organisations in the field of sustainability and integrated reporting and has contributed to several of their publications.  She brings in business know-how and practical knowledge from global business practices. She has a strong relationship with large audit firms, non-governmental organisations and standard setters and develops relevant research in this area.    

Wilfred Kevelam is a Senior Lecturer associated with the University of Groningen and has specialised in external reporting. In this capacity, he conducts research on reporting with a focus on the financial sector. In that connection he searches for interfaces between financial and non-financial data. Wilfred is associated with KPMG Accountants as an Accountant/Manager.

Kees van Veen operates on the interface between practice and science. He has vast experience with research on management issues, both within the university and for third parties. He has many different personal and academic interests which range from Corporate Governance codes with so-called best practices, the composition of boards, including internationalisation, the recruitment of new members, board dynamics and self-assessments to remuneration issues, e.g. the WNT, and cross-border old boys' networks.

Besides his expertise in applied and fundamental research, Kees van Veen has extensive experience in the fields of training and education.

Prof. D.A. (Dick) de Waard RA MA

Dick de Waard is Professor of Auditing at the University of Groningen. He specialises in Corporate Reporting issues, in particular, reporting on non-financial information. He obtained his doctorate with a thesis on Corporate Governance and sustainability. Currently, he is in charge of the research on the implementation of the extensive audit opinion which must be included in reporting provided by listed companies in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Dick previously worked for EY Accountants for 35 years.

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