Wiebe Wieling nominated as new Board member

The Confidential Committee KFPS has informed the Board and the Member Council of the application procedures regarding the vacancy on the Board, which comes into effect when current Chairman Bert Wassenaar´s term in office comes to a statutory end this autumn.


At the autumn meeting of the Member Council scheduled for the 22nd of November next, the Confidential Committee will nominate Mr Wiebe Wieling as candidate Board member and designate Chairman KFPS. Mr Wieling is a Friesian by birth (1955), lives in Hurdegaryp, is married and father of two sons (27 and 29).


Mr Wieling has studied Social Geography and Economics at the University of Groningen. He has held various executive functions at Higher Vocational Education- and University institutions. Mr Wieling has been Chairman of the Board of Governors of public school cluster Piter Jelles in Friesland since 2009.


In addition to his day-to-day work Mr Wieling holds positions such as Chairman of the Royal Society ‘De Friesche Elfsteden’ and Chairman Board of Governors ‘Leeuwarden Fryslân Cultural Capital Europe 2018’ (the latter ending in the course of 2019).

He has a soft spot for the Friesian breed. From 2002 to 2006 he was Chairman of Indoor Friesland and himself owns a Friesian horse which he has used for breeding.


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