Executive Director, Europe
HSI/Europe is a leading lobby and advocacy force for animal protection in Europe, with active campaigns to protect wildlife, reduce and replace animal use in scientific research and product testing, to protect marine life, and to address the treatment of animals farmed for food, skins and fur. Ruud is a passionate animal lover and, in a previous job, worked on a number of successful and prize-winning animal welfare campaigns involving wildlife, farm animals and street dogs. He has also undertaken related advocacy and lobby work. Further, he is a member of the Dutch Council for Animal Matters that advises the Minister of Agriculture.