Ankie Broekers-Knol

Ankie Broekers-Knol (1946) has been President of the Dutch Senate since 2 July 2013 and a member of the parliamentary group of the VVD (People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy) in the Senate since 2 October 2001. She studied Law at Leiden University. She was previously director of the Department of Moot Court and Advocacy of Leiden Law School. She was also a member of the municipal council of Bloemendaal.

Before becoming President of the Senate Mrs Broekers-Knol was chair of the Senate’s standing committee for Security and Justice. She was vice-chair for the committee for European Cooperation Organisations (ESO) and member of the committee on Immigration and Asylum/ Justice and Home Affairs Council (I&A/JBZ) and of the committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Development Cooperation (BDO).

She was a longstanding member of the delegation of the Dutch Senate to COSAC and a member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.