Executive Board

The shares of Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences B.V. (Wittenborg) are owned 100% by the Stichting Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences Executive (the Foundation). To ensure continuity, the foundation is part of Wittenborg's governance structures and represents legal compliance and overall risk management.

The Executive Board (the Executive) represents the Foundation and forms the decision-making Management of Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences.

Its members are Peter Birdsall, Chair of the Executive Board (President),  Maggie Feng, CEO and Karen Penninga, Director of Corporate Governance; and Myra Qiu, Head of Executive Affairs. The Executive reports to the Advisory Board.

Below is an overview of how the responsibilities at the Executive Board level are divided across Wittenborg’s Executive.

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Peter Birdsall, MA.ed, President

Peter Birdsall, MA.ed, graduated with a bachelor's degree in teaching from Windesheim University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands, in 1997. After this, Peter continued his studies through the UK Open University, completing a Master of Arts in Education Management. His degree was carried out during a period of employment at IJselland (later Saxion)… read more.

Maggie Feng, MSc, CEO

Maggie Feng, MSc, is a Member of the Board and CEO at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences. As CEO, she is responsible for Public Relations, Campus Development, Research Centre, Events and Communication. Next to general management, Feng is also a competent Erasmus+ project grant applicant and project manager.

Outside Wittenborg, Feng has also served as a jury… read more.

Karen Penninga

Karen Penninga has been a member of the Executive Board since 2015 and has special responsibility for Strategy and Policy within the institute. She has experience in many disciplines, including HRM, finances, management, marketing, communication, student applications and registrations and facilities. Karen has worked for Wittenborg since 2004.

Myra Qiu, MSc

Myra Qiu, MSc, FHEA, read more.