BAM appoints Director Governance, Risk and Compliance

6 December 2016 - Royal BAM Group nv
Walter Swinkels

Bunnik, the Netherlands, 6 December 2016 – The Executive Board of Royal BAM Group nv has appointed Dr. W.H.A. Swinkels RO as  Director Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) with effect from 1 January 2017. Currently Walter Swinkels (1975) is a partner at consultant CPI Risk Finance Governance and also a lecturer at the University of Amsterdam.

BAM regards governance, risk and compliance as three interconnected pillars which are essential to realise the Group’s strategic objectives and maintain a solid reputation. The Director GRC has responsibility for implementing and periodically recalibrating BAM's governance structure in line with market trends and strategic development of the Group. He will also lead the enterprise risk management (ERM) programme and be responsible for further developing compliance (including privacy) in accordance with social standards and relevant laws and regulations. The Director GRC reports to the Executive Board, primarily to CFO Thessa Menssen.

Walter Swinkels has studied public administration at Leiden University, has a postdoctoral fellowship internal auditing from the University of Amsterdam and a PhD in economics from the University of Amsterdam.

Further information: Arno C. Pronk, +31 (0)30 659 86 23, ac.pronk@bamgroep.nl