The ‘Koninklijke Nederlandse Centrale Vereniging tot bestrijding der Tuberculose’ (KNCV or KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation) is an association of members according to Dutch law. Members are associations and foundations which have TB control as their mission or area of work.

The Executive Director carries statutory responsibility and conducts day to day management, and is supported by an Executive Committee and a broader Management Team. The General Assembly is the highest governance body. KNCV has a Board of Trustees with a supervisory and advisory mandate.

KNCV model for governance and management.



The Board of Trustees consists of the following members:

  • Ms. Mirella Visser, chair
  • Mr. Ton van Dijk, vice-chair
  • Ms. Maria van der Sluijs-Plantz
  • Mr. Jan Hendrik Richardus
  • Ms. Wieneke Meijer
  • Mr. Rolph van der Hoeven
  • Mr. Johan van ’t Hag


As of May 1 2020, Dr Mustapha Gidado (MD, PhD) acting Executive Director leads the organization. Mustapha Gidado was appointed by the Board of Trustees up until the appointment of a new Executive Director. Diana Numan serves as acting Deputy Director, appointed by the Executive Director in consultation with the Board of Trustees. The Deputy Director advices and supports the Executive Director and is mandated with delegated responsibilities and representation as deposited at the Chamber of Commerce.

The Executive Committee advices the ED on statutory, administrative, strategic and personnel decisions. The Executive Committee (ExCom) composed of the Executive Director, F&O Director (acting Deputy Director) and Technical Division Director and Manager;

The Management Team consists of the (acting) Executive Director plus:

• Diana Numan, Director Finance & Operations Division, acting Deputy Director
• Agnes Gebhard, Director Technical Division
• Emmy van der Grinten, Manager Technical Division
• Katja Brenninkmeijer, Head Human Resource Management
• Annemieke Groenendaal, Head Communications and Fundraising
• Nathalie Veenman, Head Resource Mobilization
• Beatrijs Stikkers, Board Secretary



In accordance with the Works Councils Act, KNCV has a Works Council.



Applying the SBF-code voor Goed Bestuur (formerly Wijffels Code)

The “Good Governance Framework at KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation”, developed by KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, is closely aligned with the principles developed by the Wijffels Commission. These were formulated in the Code of Good Governance for Charitable Organizations and adopted in 2005 by the Dutch Fundraising Institutions Association (Goede Doelen Nederland).

In drawing up the Good Governance Framework KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation’s aim was to create the necessary conditions for clear lines of command, effective supervision of the management and transparent accountability (in advance and in retrospect). Each year, the Foundation’s directors and trustees render an account of the application and effectiveness of management and supervision to the general assembly and in the annual report.

The KNCV Good Governance Framework and the Wijffels Code are designed to achieve added value by stimulating the quality of organizational functioning. This quality objective guides the structuring of KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation’s governance. The organizational functioning involves: meeting the objectives, the best possible allocation of resources, efficient operations, and appropriate fundraising.

Applying ‘Good Governance’ at KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation
To download KNCV’s Governance and Management Framework (updated May 2018), please click here.



KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is an association of Members.



To download the latest version of the Articles of Association (23 August 2012), please click here.

KNCV has been fighting TB since its establishment in 1903. Over the past 117 years, the organization has acquired indispensable knowledge and experience in the field of effective TB control, resulting in pre-elimination in the Netherlands and significant contributions to global evidence generation, policy development and TB program implementation worldwide.

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