Team

Our team consists of 7 permanent employees, supplemented where necessary by other experts, for example in the field of biostatistics, the 3 Rs, certain fields of science or legal matters.

Wim de Leeuw

Wim de Leeuw

Head of Utrecht AWB

Veterinarian and animal welfare officer. Was a researcher and laboratory head of the Central Veterinary Institute and project leader at the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality and the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority. Worked in parasitic immunology and in the development of policies, supervision, guidelines and regulations, including internationally.

Fred Poelma

Fred Poelma

Animal Welfare Officer

Biologist with a PhD degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences. Has worked as an Animal Welfare Officer for a variety of licensees since 1990, joining Utrecht University and UMC Utrecht in 2006.

Pascalle van Loo

Pascalle van Loo

Quality Assurance Officer and Animal Welfare Officer

Biologist, specialised in animal behaviour and animal welfare, trained as an animal welfare officer after doing her doctoral research in the Utrecht University's department of Laboratory Animal Science. Worked as an animal welfare officer and chair of the Animal Welfare Body at TNO and Triskelion.

Ivo Tiebosch

Ivo Tiebosch

Competence Officer and Animal Welfare Officer

Biologist with a PhD in Laboratory Animal Science. Worked as an Assistant Professor at Utrecht University, UMC Utrecht and the University of Applied Sciences.

Lidewij Jansen van Galen

Lidewij Jansen van Galen

Officemanager

Trained as an electrical engineer. Has 35 years of experience as a secretary. Started working with the Animal Welfare Officers in 1999.

Elze Straský

Elze Straský

Secretary

Former Animal Caretaker and Secretary at the Gemeenschappelijk Dierenlaboratorium. Returned to the animals after years of experience as a Secretary in companies

Monique Janssens

Monique Janssens

Communications Consultant

Ethicist and Communications Consultant. Owner of 'Ethisch Bedrijf' consultancy. External Doctoral Candidate at Erasmus University Rotterdam in Corporate Ethics in combination with Animal Ethics.