CEO steps down to provide scope for the NFI

CEO steps down to provide scope for the NFI

Reinout Woittiez has decided to step down as Chief Executive Officer of the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI).

He informed NFI staff of his decision this afternoon. He did this following the presentation by the Netherlands Quality Institute of its findings as part of the ongoing investigation into the organisational and managerial culture within the NFI.

To provide scope for the organisation

Woittiez is stepping down to provide scope for the organisation to take the necessary steps towards the future. "The study of the organisational and managerial culture is of great value to the NFI. It is important that the second stage of the investigation is completed to everyone’s satisfaction. The NFI and its staff deserve that. It is important to press ahead and to take the step towards a new NFI culture. I invite everyone at NFI to contribute", he said.

Full mandate until successor is appointed

At the request of Secretary General Siebe Riedstra and Director General Anita Vegter, Woittiez will stay on with full mandate until a successor has been found.

Investigation into organisational and managerial research culture

The CEO and the Works Council of the NFI together formulated the commission to investigate the organisational and managerial culture and both fulfil the role of commissioning party in the supervisory committee.

Woittiez stresses that, as long as he is still working for the NFI, he will remain committed to the successful and meaningful conclusion of the investigation.

Now that the first phase of the investigation into the organisational and managerial culture has been concluded, the second and final phase will begin. The final report will be published in the second week of May 2017.