From 2009 to 2014 I was chairman of the Philharmonic Orchestra 's Hertogenbosch (FOH). In that period I was allowed to be the initiator of the FOH Youth Orchestra and compose the Brabant Symphony. This way, I was able to contribute to culture.
From 2015-2017 I was chairman of the Dierentehuis 's Hertogenbosch. During this period I took the initiative to draw up the policy memorandum "Animal welfare in 's-Hertogenbosch". With this I was able to contribute something to nature.
In 2016 I was the initiator of the National Youth Breakfast Foundation. The foundation aims to provide children, who for all sorts of reasons have to start their day without breakfast, with 7 free nutritious breakfasts every week. This offers them a solid basis for a day in which they can develop themselves in a way they are entitled to. This way I can contribute something to the well-being of young schoolchildren.
As an idealist, I believe in "the power of the individual": how a single person with the heart in the right place can bring about something in the lives of others. I believe in synchronicity: coincidence that has a meaning.