As an Integrity Program Assessor I am part of the team responsible for the assessment of the work of FSSC 22000 licensed Certification Bodies. This includes Office Assessments and Desk Reviews. It is my mission to help CBs get better in understanding and implementing the requirements of the Scheme. I find it important to understand which parts of the Scheme cause difficulties for CBs so that I can take this back and find a solution. I graduated and finished my PhD at Wageningen University (Food Technology). I have over 20 years of international experience in the food industry in a variety of areas: Laboratory, Factory QA, Process Technology, Storage and Distribution and also certification experience as scheme manager (GFSI standards) for a global Certification Body. I have joined the FSSC 22000 team in 2017 and am based in the Netherlands.