His early career began after graduation from the Free University of Amsterdam and post-graduate studies in Geography, Business Management and Marketing.
Following consultancy in the European packaging industry, Henk worked at a senior level in sales, marketing and business development in a number of blue chip companies, including DHL, Worldwide Express and Hewden Stewart PLC. The past 9.5 years Henk was the Marketing and Commercial Director for the National Trust for Scotland, under his leadership he strengthened the Brand and its membership substantially.
Henk was also involved in a number of start-up ventures and is well-known in the Scottish business community for his experience in developing commercial teams and taking forward change management. Henk is a board member and director of the Scottish Tourism Alliance STA and District Stirling Tourism (The Wallace Monument) Ltd.
Henk lives in Callander with his wife and 2 children.