Our people

The Outward Bound experience would be nothing without our team members. Our trainers and coaches are passionate and expert educators. In addition to their outdoor certifications they often possess academic qualifications in education, psychology or coaching. They have the technical skills, maturity and experience to both support and challenge our students during their Outward Bound experience.

Annette Kastelein van Koppen – Executive Director
John van der Heemst – Manager Operations


The board members of Outward Bound Netherlands play an important part in our governance process, and ensure Outward Bound Netherlands adheres to the highest of international standards. Made up of voluntary experts drawn from the corporate, government, financial and legal sectors, the board meets on a quarterly basis, and is responsible for the ongoing financial viability, sustainability and strategic development of Outward Bound Netherlands, in line with the constitution, and taking into account the ethos and values of Outward Bound International. The Board of Directors is responsible for appointing the Executive Director, who is delegated with the responsibility for the overall management, leadership and ongoing viability of Outward Bound Netherlands.

Dr. Jan-Peter Kastelein CPsych – Chairman
Drs. Tonny Bruin RA – Finance & Legal
LNTKOLMARNS KMR b.d. Axel van Willigenburg – Safety