The steering committee

The steering committee

The board committee, our teacher’s team and a handful of dedicated volunteers make up the team behind De Madelief.

The board committee


Chair person: Frederique van Buuren

My name is Frederique van Buuren and I have been involved with the school since the foundation of De Madelief in 2015.

In the first 2 years I was in the role of school leader, which I did with great pleasure. There after I taught senior infants and first class for three years.

Since August 2019, I have been the chair person of the board and in this role and I hope, together with the other board members and the school leader, to set a good course for the coming four years.

I moved to Ireland in 2007 and after a long career in the insurance world, I now work as a linguist / freelance translator and text editor, which fits in well with my university degree in English Language and Culture / MA in Translation Studies. I am also a designer of home design and fashion accessories.

My husband Jos is also Dutch and has lived in Ireland since 2008. Together we have two daughters who are both on De Madelief.



Treasurer: Richard Maasland

My name is Richard Maasland and since September 2018, I joined the Board and was appointed Treasurer.

In January 2017, I moved to Dublin together with my wife Nicole and our two young children. Nicole has been involved with de Madelief since the fall of 2017, first as a teacher and since 2018, besides teaching, she is also the school coordinator. Both my children go to school each Saturday with much joy and as such you will see me at the school regularly.

I have been a Treasurer before with one of the biggest volleybal clubs in the Netherlands.

I currently work as the Chief Accounting Officer at an aircraft lessor. I was based at Schiphol before we moved our headquarters to Dublin. In a previous job I worked for over 12 years as an auditor at one of the Big Four. I hold a Master and Post-Master degree in Accountancy from Nyenrode Business University and am a Dutch certified public accountant (RA).


Secretary: Eefje van Sanden