Roel, a Dutch national, settled in Ireland after a long international career.
He has over 30 years’ experience in senior management and leadership roles internationally, 25 of which with the World Health Organization. He currently runs a coaching company together with his Irish wife.

Roel is passionate about supporting people to grow and strive so that they realise their full potential and learn how to add value for themselves and their organisations. Having lived in many different countries and different cultures,  Roel has a special interest in intercultural complexity issues.
Convinced of the benefits of coaching, Roel strives to make coaching accessible to everyone in whichever way he can contribute to that vision.

In his role as Chief Operating Officer he intends to continue to ensure sound financial management of the Chapter’s funds and ensure operational and governance support to the Chapter.

Roel holds a Master’s degree in Management and Leadership. He is a certified coach with Erickson Coaching International and is working towards his ACC accreditation. Roel is passionate about learning, speaks multiple languages and is pursuing an MSc degree in lifespan and positive psychology.