The board
& governance

The International Supervisory Board is in charge of controlling the management of the LRE Foundation, its activities and finances.
The Historical Advisory Board defines the historical scope of the projects and supervises the content and research development.

Supervisory Board

Ed Kronenburg

Chairman of the Board, former diplomat

Rod Bedford

Board member, Trustee of the Royal British Legion

Herre Dijkema

Board member, Chair of the Audit Committee, Managing Director Tourism Veluwe Arnhem Nijmegen

Heleen Huisjes

Board member, Director of Visit Brabant

Marc Kocken

Board member, Member of the Audit Committee, Head of Sector Heritage and Public Engagement at Zeeland Heritage

Dietmar Nietan

Board member, Member of the German Bundestag

Taja Vovk van Gaal

Board member, former Creative Director at the House of European History

Historical Advisory Board

Prof. dr. hab. Paweł Machcewicz

Institute of Political Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Prof. dr. Sönke Neitzel

University of Potsdam

Prof. dr. Phillips Payson O’Brien

University of Saint Andrews

Prof. dr. Richard Overy

University of Exeter

Prof. Dr. Katka Makhotina

University of Bonn

Prof. Dr. Kees Ribbons

National Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies (NIOD

Prof dr. Olivier Wieviorka

Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan

Prof. dr. Massimo de Leonardis

Milan Catholic University of the Sacred Heart

Dr. Benoît


National Museum of Military History of Diekirch

Patron & Ambassadors

Martin Schulz

Member of the German Bundestag & Former President of the European Parliament, Patron of the LRE Foundation and the Liberation Route Europe

Daniel Libeskind

Architect at Studio Libeskind, creator of the Vectors of memory marking the Liberation Route Europe trails.