New Chair Executive Board University of The Arts

12 July 2022

The Supervisory Board is pleased to announce that, after a rigorous selection procedure, Huug de Deugd has been appointed as the new Chair of the Executive Board of the University of The Arts The Hague with effect from 1 September 2022. De Deugd succeeds Henk van der Meulen who will step down from his position as chair and continue as principal of the Royal Conservatoire The Hague from the same date.

Huug de Deugd, Foto: Co Knol
Huug de Deugd, Photo: Co Knol

De Deugd is an experienced manager who has made an important contribution to strengthening the quality culture at Inholland, the university of applied sciences where he has worked for many years. His experience with such critical topics as quality of education, social security, diversity and inclusion correspond well with current issues in art education. As chair and single person Executive Board, he holds ultimate responsibility for both the Royal Academy of Art and the Royal Conservatoire, The Hague.

Huug de Deugd: “It’s an honour for me to be able to work for this fantastic University of The Arts where there is such an abundance of talent. I’m looking forward to getting involved and contributing to the quality, inspiration and ambition of this wonderful university community.”

Susana Menéndez, Chair of the Supervisory Board, commented: “With the arrival of Huug de Deugd, we have an experienced, result-oriented, didactically strong leader. He has broad experience in managing large, complex educational organisations that have a diverse and urban component. In Huug we see a leader who will connect and inspire people and who can provide excellent leadership for the change process in which our students are key.”