Director for the International Biodiversity Research Infrastructures programme at Naturalis Biodiversity Center and head of Department.
Coordinator of the Distributed System of Scientific Collections (DiSSCo) Research Infrastructure.
Chair of the executive committee of the international organisation for Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG).
PhD in biosystematics and post-doctoral expertise in biodiversity informatics. Invited lecturer to MSc programmes (incl. University of Oxford and Reading University) teaching biodiversity informatics.
As RDA member, heavily involved (since 2013) in Interest and Working Groups, including co-chairing biodiversity disciplinary groups as well as the Disciplinary Collaboration Framework IG.