Heikelina Verrijn Stuart, chairwoman of the board, is a lawyer and philosopher. Was academic researcher and director of the Academic Institute for Women and Law, Clara Wichmann Institute, in Amsterdam and subsequently correspondent international law for NOS Radio and Television. She is currently active as independent academic publicist. 
She is also member of the board of the National Committee 4 and 5 May, of the Advisory Council of International Affairs and vice-president of the Commission for Human Rights in The Netherlands, of the Restitution Commission Second World War, chairperson of the Movies that Matter Human Rights Filmfestival and member of the Regional Council for the Middle East of ICCO.