Renske van der Veer is a former Director of the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT). She brings 10 years’ experience in the field of counter-terrorism (CT). She has worked with various government organisations in the CT field across the interface of local, national and international spheres. She has held various positions in executive organisations, as a senior analyst in the field of jihadist terrorism, and various positions in programme and project management. Since 2015 she has served as coordinating senior policy advisor and deputy head of unit in the Counter-Terrorism Department of the National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism (NCTV), part of the Ministry of Justice and Security. Renske succeeds Alastair Reed, who has served as acting director since 2016.
As director of ICCT Renske van der Veer is responsible for the strategic agenda and management. She will be the lead for ICCT in stakeholder relations, monitor research quality and contribute to research and innovation. She also represents ICCT in the relevant networks.