From 2018 to present, Marianne has been the Executive Director, Innovator & Accelerator of Point of New. Her responsibilities include:
- High-quality relationship management & strategic advice both nationally and internationally
- Connecting companies, NGOs, science & politics, young professionals, start-ups
- Guiding companies in transition & social impact strategies
- Moderator and visualiser of webinars, among others in the field of leadership, corporate culture, innovation
Working with the +people Partners, Marianne is Project Director supporting numerous clients for Setters. She has particular responsibility for managing some large global client accounts. Her expertise in Visionary Leadership and supporting leaders during business change, adopting new programmes and rolling out safety training, is one of the reasons she's very sought after by our clients.
She started her career as a director/educator in 1976 in the theatre world. This gave her great insight into people, their behaviour and the way people learn. She was Director SKVR in the theatre education department until 1990.
From as early as 1987, Marianne has worked with many leaders in developing their leadership skills. Especially focusing on areas like presentation skills, speaking to camera and communicate with impact. Over a ten year period, while holding other roles, she was a freelance business coach.
From 1990-1997 she was Executive Director of SKVR. She then moved to becoming the Executive Director of Arts & Business (Kunst & Zaken), later of the merger between her company and Artist & Co (Kunstenaars & Co). This is when she gained a wealth of experience with dealing with the challenges of merging two organisations. She was responsible for organisational structure, business modelling, profiling, designing business & programme plans, as well as steering internal communication and a changing corporate culture.
From March 2010 to 2016, she maintained roles within the arts / theatre & business sector. A main focus was on leadership development, culture enhancement and improvement, growing the businesses, implementation and further development of the Cultural Governance Code.
From 2012 to 2018, Marianne held the position of Executive Director Springtij Forum. At this international Forum, 800 ambitious decision-makers from the business world, prominent scientists, NGOs, governments, young professionals and citizens come together to share the latest insights and initiatives in the field of climate, finance, raw materials, agriculture, nature and the economy. An intense programme in which knowledge is exchanged and new coalitions are formed. It has since grown into a high-profile platform for (inter)national energy transition.
Marianne is a board member of several national institutions in the cultural field and commercial & social enterprises.