Born: The Netherlands
Currently: The Hague
Languages: Dutch, English, Spanish, German, French
Education: Masters in Sociology of Non-Western Societies and Bachelor in Marketing
Joined the team: April 2019
Hobbies: Globetrotting and archery
Cats or Dogs: Cats
Interesting fact: I lived and worked 7 years in Latin America
Patrick has more than 20 years of experience in the NGO world, as a senior consultant and fundraiser. He has previously worked with Terre des Hommes, KidsRights and Oxfam Novib, among others. He holds a Master’s degree in Sociology of Non-Western Societies and a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, and has a broad knowledge of human rights and specific knowledge about children’s rights.
Patrick describes his core values as “passion with a soul” and “results with a conscience.”
“I feel honoured and excited in my new role as Executive Director of Child Helpline International. Children’s rights have always had a special place in my professional and personal life. Especially, the right to be heard needs all the attention it can get.”
Patrick joins Child Helpline International as of the start of April 2019. We’re delighted to have him at the helm!