Government Commissioner for Information Management
Since 1 January 2022, Arre Zuurmond has been the Government Information Governance Commissioner. He has been appointed to strengthen the steering and oversight of improving information governance.
Zuurmond received his PhD in public administration cum laude from Erasmus University in 1994. Before his current position, he was, among other things, co-founder and partner of research and consultancy firm PBLQ Zenc, extraordinary professor at Leiden University and associate professor at TU Delft.
Arre Zuurmond held the van function ombudsman of the Amsterdam metropolitan area from 2013 to 2021. This dovetailed well with his previous work for the Kafkabrigade foundation, which he co-founded in 2004 with the aim of identifying and tackling unnecessary bureaucracy. Following the Supplements affair, he chaired the parents' panel, where it became very clear how hard, among other things, the government's failing information management can hit citizens.