Council for Defence Research

The Council for Defence Research determines the policy regarding defence research, with due observance for the responsibilities of the Executive Board. The defence part of TNO comprises the fifteen departments of the Unit Defence, Safety & Security for which defence research is the main activity. Members of the Council are appointed and discharged by Royal Decree.


The TNO Council for Defence Research currently consists of:

  • Ir. M.G.L.H. (Maarten) Tossings, chairman
  • Mr. M. (Marc) Gazenbeek, vice chairman
  • Genmaj A. (André) Steur
  • Ir. M.J. (Marja) Eijkman
  • Drs. A.P. (Auke) Venema
  • Ir. H.F. (Harold) Bousché, secretary