Dorine Manson has been appointed managing director of the Charity Lotteries (Dutch Postcode Lottery, BankGiro Lottery and the FriendsLottery). She has left VluchtelingenWerk Nederland (the Dutch Council for Refugees), where she has been director and later chair of the board for the past eight years. The position of managing director at the Lotteries fell vacant after Marieke van Schaik recently announced that she would start work as the new director of the Dutch Red Cross.

Boudewijn Poelmann, chairman of the Board of the Charity Lotteries: “We are very pleased that Dorine has chosen to come and strengthen the Charity Lotteries. Dorine has extensive experience in the public-private field: in recent years as chair of the board of VluchtelingenWerk Nederland, one of the charities supported by the Postcode Lottery. Prior to that she was the director of Economic Affairs at the City of Amsterdam and an advisor to PwC. The gaming market has political dynamics that Dorine is familiar with. Owing to her work for the Dutch Council for Refugees, she also knows the value of the annual donations that the Lottery makes to charity. This is a special and valuable combination, which will contribute to the preservation and – even better – the growth in the proceeds from our lotteries for society.”

Dorine Manson: “Coming from the charities sector, I know how unique it is that we have the Charity Lotteries in the Netherlands. Every year, we are grateful and impressed by the money raised by the players in these lotteries. I am very much looking forward to working with the many charities and cultural institutions that the Lotteries support and would like to draw further attention to the social importance of lottery proceeds.”

Dorine Manson (1966) comes from Beetsterzwaag (Friesland). After studying history in Groningen, she worked for PwC from 1993 to 2002 as a consultant and subsidy adviser manager. Since 2002, Dorine has been Head of Economic Development and later of Economic Affairs at the City of Amsterdam. In September 2010, she started as director and later chair of the board of VluchtelingenWerk Nederland, an organisation with several hundred paid employees and more than 13,000 volunteers. Dorine Manson lives in Amsterdam. She is married and the mother of two sons.