Executive Committee

The Executive Committee consists of the Executive Board members R.J.M (Ruud) Joosten and L.F. (Frans) den Houter, as well as of:

  • J.G. (Joost) Nelis, Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Construction and Property. As per 1 January 2022 COO for the Netherlands division;

  • J.D. (John) Wilkinson, Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Civil engineering. As per 1 January 2022 COO for the United Kingdom and Ireland division.

Information about the role and responsibilities of the Executive Committee is included in the Executive Board and Executive Committee rules of procedure. The relationship and contact with the Supervisory Board is explained in the Supervisory Board rules of procedure (see www.bam.com), pursuant to which Supervisory Board meetings shall generally be attended by all members of the Executive Committee.

J.G. (Joost) Nelis (1967) , COO Netherlands division

Mr Nelis was appointed COO for the business line Construction and Property, effective 1 April 2019. As per 1 January 2022, Mr Nelis coordinates the activities in the division Netherlands. Previously, he held the position of director at BAM Bouw en Vastgoed Nederland, BAM’s Dutch operating company for property development, non-residential and residential construction and M&E services. He joined BAM in 1996 and has held various management positions, including managing director of BAM Wonen (residential) from 2008 to 2016. He graduated as a civil engineer from Delft University of Technology.

J.D. (John) Wilkinson (1968), COO United Kingdom and Ireland division

Mr Wilkinson was appointed COO for the business line Civil engineering, effective 5 October 2020. As per 1 January 2022 Mr Wilkinson coordinates the activities in the division United Kingdom and Ireland. He was formerly president of infrastructure and member of the executive committee of SNC-Lavalin, an international, fully integrated professional services and project management company based in Montreal, Canada. He previously held senior positions with leading British civil engineering companies Laing O’Rourke, Kier Group and May Gurney, respectively as managing director for the United Kingdom infrastructure, executive director services and managing director. Mr Wilkinson holds a Batchelor of Science (Hons) in Construction Management from Reading University and is an Alumni of Cambridge Judge Business School.

As a result of the new organisational structure, BAM’s Executive Committee per 1 January 2022 consists of Executive Board members Ruud Joosten and Frans den Houter (CFO), as well as Joost Nelis and John Wilkinson. Simon Finnie (Chief Business Excellence Officer/Chief Transformation Office) and Sven Van de Wynkele (Chief Human Resources Officer) have given up their position in the Executive Committee as of 31 December 2021.

From the left: Joost Nelis, Ruud Joosten, John Wilkinson and Frans den Houter



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