Cabinet nominates Schoof as a new Director of the Intelligence Service AIVD. Dick Schoof will lead the intelligence and security service AIVD. He has been National Coordinator for Counterterrorism and Security (NCTV) since 2013.
The Cabinet will nominate him Friday, confirming sources after reporting by the NOS. Schoof succeeds Rob Bertholee. His term ends later this year.
The AIVD has the task of protecting national security by “timely identification of threats, international political improvements and risks that are not immediately visible”.
One of the tasks of the NCTV is to minimise the risk of terrorist attacks in the Netherlands. Schoof was also involved in the aftermath of the MH17 disaster.
The NCTV is also involved in cybersecurity. According to Schoof, Netherlands has threatened digitally, and the situation is more severe than people think. According to him, the danger is rising faster than the defence.
Schoof has already held various top official positions. Before Schoof (1957) went to the NCTV, he spent three years at the Ministry of Justice.
There he was responsible for the introduction of the National Police.
He was previously Chief Director of the Immigration and Naturalization Service (IND) and Deputy Secretary-General at the Ministry of Justice.
The planner began his career in 1984 with the Association of Dutch Municipalities (VNG).