King’s Commissioner in the province of Noord-Holland

Arthur van Dijk has been the King’s Commissioner in the province of Noord-Holland since 7 January 2019.

A King’s Commissioner in the Netherlands is the chairman in the Provincial Council and the Provincial Executive.

Arthur van Dijk

He is appointed by the Crown (the King and Ministers) by nomination of the Provincial Council. A commissioner is appointed for a term of 6 years. This term is extended each time by 6 years.Once the commissioner reaches the age of 70 years, he has to retire

CV, additional positions, participations

Political party: VVD
Date of birth: 3 February 1963 in Dordrecht

Work experience

Period Position
2013 - 2018    General Chairman of Transport en Logistiek Nederland
2003 - 2013  Councillor at Municipality of Haarlemmermeer
2000 - 2003                                                Head of Crime Prevention Cluster at the Ministry of Security and Justice
1998 - 2002  Head of  Exchange of Information Unit, Ministry of Finance
1999 - 2000  Head of Central Information Department at the Ministry of Finance (FIOD)
1995 - 1998     Head of the Information analysis & research Sector at the Ministry of Finance
1992 - 1995  Policy Officer at the Ministry of Finance (FIOD)
1986 - 1992  Investigating Officer at the Ministry of Finance (FIOD)

Positions connected with the post

Position  Fee
Chairman of the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Noord-Holland None                                       



Other positions

Position Fee
Chairman of the board of the Stichting Inloophuis Adamas in Nieuw-Vennep None
Board member of the International Road Transport Union (IRU)  Maximum € 8,000 to €10,000 a year*
Member of the Management Committee at Stichting Connekt None
Chair of the Supervisory Board Dutch Culture None


*For additional positions held by the Commissioner not connected with the post an exemption of 14% of his income (salary and holiday allowance) applies. Above this 14%, that is, in excess of € 20,734.93, half of the income from the additional positions not connected with the post will be deducted from the Commissioner’s income. The same system applies to the members of the House of Representatives and Members of the Provincial Executive.

Advisory Committees / Honorary Committee / Patron

An advisory committee is not an additional position. The Commissioner lends his name to an advisory committee and no further activities are carried out. An advisory committee usually works to achieve a specific social objective. No further obligation ensues from taking part in a committee other than the mention of the Commissioner’s name in the advisory committee.

Advisory Committee

  • Stichting Humaneth Noord-Holland
  • SAIL Amsterdam 2020
  • 700 years Dolhuys / Museum Van De Geest
  • Stichting Miss IQ


  • Vereniging Haerlem

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