Her Excellency Ankie Broekers-Knol is the President of the Senate of the Netherlands, and a member of the parliamentary group of the People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) in the Senate. A graduate in Dutch law from Leiden University – the oldest university in the Netherlands – she is an accomplished academician.
In a political capacity, Mrs. Broekers-Knol has served as the chairperson of the VVD Bloemendaal party manifesto committee for the 2015 municipal elections. She was the chair of the Senate’s standing committee for Security and Justice, and acted as a member of the board of the VVD’s Haarlem constituency chamber.
She has also served on the Advisory Board of the Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem. She was a member of the Franco-Dutch Cooperation Council, and a member of the supervisory board of the National Register of Forensic Experts Foundation.
As an academician, Mrs. Broekers-Knol serves as a university lecturer and course leader for various postgraduate courses. Her current academic roles include being the chairperson of the Alumni Council of Leiden Student Society. She has taught at Leiden Law School, Leiden University, her alma mater, was the editor-in-chief of a school alumni association, the head of a taskforce commissioned to improve the performance of university students, and served as a director in the Department of Moot Court and Advocacy of Leiden Law School.
Mrs. Broekers-Knol has served as a member of the municipal council of Bloemendaal, a town in northern Holland. She has chaired the Age Assessment Committee on asylum seeking minors.