Mr. A.F. Gaastra, LLM

Delegate Supervisory Director

Sandor Gaastra (19 October 1962) studied Law at Utrecht University, specialising in Constitutional and Administrative Law (graduated in 1986). He is a Delegate Supervisory Director of GasTerra.

After graduating he was initially employed as a scientist in the unit in which he completed his studies. He then moved to the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, initially on the policy staff. He later moved to various other posts within the same ministry, acting as Head of the Secretariat-General Bureau and Director of National Personnel, Organisation and Information. In the latter role he was responsible for the HRM and informatisation policy of the whole of the national government. In 2008 he became Deputy Director-General at the Directorate-General for Public Order and Safety, with responsible for Police and Security Regions. In 2010 this directorate was transferred to the new Ministry of Security and Justice. From 2013 until September 2016 he was Director-General for the Police at the Ministry of Security and Justice. Within the ministry he was responsible for the good operation of the police system as a whole and of the police organisation within that system. In September 2016 he moved to the Ministry of Economic Affairs, working as Director-General of Energy, Telecommunications and Competition. In that capacity he is responsible for the energy transition, for information networks policy and for competition and consumer policy. He has also been responsible for climate policy since the creation of the new Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy.

Main and ancillary positions

  • Member of the Supervisory Board of the Police Appreciation and Recognition Foundation (Stichting Waardering en Erkenning Politie)