Comment & People
Marie‑Elise Hoedemakers, senior policy advisor for international nuclear affairs at the Ministry of Economic Affairs of the Netherlands, has been elected next chair of the Nuclear Energy Agency’s Steering Committee for Nuclear Energy, replacing Richard Stratford of the US Department of State.
Mrs Hoedemakers, who will become chair on 1 January 2015, is the first female to hold the position. Since 2011 she has been serving as a vice‑chair in the Steering Committee Bureau.
Related reports in the NucNet database (available to subscribers): Magwood Starts Work As NEA Director-General (World Nuclear Review No. 36, 05 September 2014)