With a firm basis of almost 20 years in project management, often overseeing multiple projects, I'm known as a creative organiser who can translate more technical themes to the greater public. Someone with a hands on mentality, an international network, experienced in managing risks, sustainability planning and the capability to quickly get to the core of the matter.
If you are looking for someone to help you create maximum impact, please contact me.
Please see my portfolio below for my current and previous works.
«We asked Melanie to organise the Open UP Final Conference in Brussels. She proved to do this in a highly professional and pro-active way. Her extensive international network really helped to come up with a great line up of speakers and interactive sessions. Also, Melanie took care of all logistics, prepared excellent working instructions for the team, and she really managed to optimise conference conditions while sticking to the budget given. Melanie is reliable, communicative, always available, pleasant to work with and very resourceful; she also is an excellent team player. I’m looking forward to working with Melanie again in the future!»
Coordinator OA Team
Library University of Amsterdam
«It is a pleasure to work with Melanie. She is a dynamic, practical and creative colleague with great communication skills. The five months Melanie was part of the Knowledge Exchange, as temporary SURF representative, her energy and drive helped us to improve our promotional approach and use of visualisations. Her expertise and drive proved vital to organise effective discussions at a major KE workshop.»
Coordinator Knowledge Exchange
«While working for LIBER Melanie exceeded her job requirements. The reporting processes that Melanie has set up are of a very high quality as was the organisation of the final conference for the PASTEUR4OA project. Feedback from project partners is that Melanie tries to listen to all groups and comes up with the best solution for everyone. An example like the LIBER Open Science Café at the EU Presidency Conference, that came about as a result of Melanie’s initiative, raised LIBER’s profile and showed Melanie’s innovativeness and ability to mobilise the team.»
Kristiina Hormia- Poutanen
«I have come to know Melanie as a true problem solver; she finished up one of the KB’s major EU projects in a highly professional way. She is good at organising and bringing people together even in challenging environments. She combines excellent project management skills with a real creative, positive outlook.»
Hildelies Balk-Pennington de Jongh
Head Marketing & Services Division
KB, National Library of the Netherlands
Even though I don’t process a lot of personal data, it is good to know that I mainly use Gmail to communicate. Therefore, the content of your messages and your contact details sent via the contact option above can be used by Google and their third parties under US law.
I don’t collect any sensitive personal data, I don’t send out automated messages. I also don't send emails to more than a few people without using the BCC option. I don’t use any analytics service to track traffic on my website. However, I do save contact details in my Twitter/ Linkedin/ Microsoft /Google/ Signal/ Whatsapp address book to be able to get in touch with you. I will store this data for a long time.
When I work in projects with people from other organisations, I sometimes use cloud services like Google docs. This can mean that we store contact details and non-sensitive professional information -for instance info about potential speakers at conferences we organise- under the conditions of the cloud service provider. I try to minimise the amount of personal data that is stored and shared there. Moreover, I try to make sure this is deleted as soon as this info is redundant but I’m not always the person in control.
My contracts are not stored in the cloud, but if you sent me an invoice, or, even better, if you let me send you an invoice, I store your contact details secured in my invoicing system in the cloud under Dutch law ( see https://www.jortt.nl/privacybeleid/). I also share invoices with contact details with my accountant and the Dutch tax office. I always try to use secured connections while doing so and I keep this info no longer than I’m legally obliged.
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