Marieke joined ASI in January 2019 and is based in The Hague, Netherlands. She is responsible for ASI’s broader organisational partnerships and engagement activities, including benchmarking and harmonisation with related programs and growing ASI’s targeted collaborative efforts to drive change.
Marieke has over 12 years experience in the development and implementation of standards, certification and impact evaluation systems in mineral and metal supply chains. Her career started at the Responsible Jewellery Council in London where she managed RJC’s certification and Monitoring & Evaluation work programs. Within her role she worked collaboratively with other standards and initiatives including the De Beers Best Practice Principles (BPPs), Social Accountability 8000 (SA8000), the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA), Swiss Better Gold Association (SBGA), and the Fairmined and Fairtrade standards. Her latest role was at Bettercoal, where she led the review and implementation of the new coal supplier Assessment Process, and established a multi-stakeholder Technical & Advisory Committee to complete this work through consultative and consensus-building processes over a two-year review period.
Marieke serves on the Technical Committee of the ISEAL Alliance and holds a Masters in Environment, Development and Policy from the University of Sussex, and a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Cultural and Social Anthropology from the University of Amsterdam. She is a Dutch native speaker, fluent in English and a smattering of Spanish and German on the side.