Works Council

Sligro Food Group has a single Works Council covering the entire Group.

Single Works Council

It is the express wish of both the company and the Works Council to have a single Works Council. In this way, the Works Council reflects the organisational structure of the Group. We are, after all, a single business with three routes to the market and one central back office. Every level in the business has representatives on the Works Council but, within the Works Council, duties are allocated according to topic.

Enhancing the quality of the business

The law obliges us to have a Works Council but we view that ‘obligation’ as a blessing. Contributions from employees, whether formalised via a Works Council, coming out of day-to-day meetings or in some other connection, enhance the quality of the business or – as the slogan reflecting our corporate culture has it – there is ‘Strength in Unity’.


We believe that our Works Council must properly reflect the employees and activities within the Group. This is achieved by a constituency system, which adequately takes into account different geographical locations, the nature of activities and our separate businesses and production companies.

You can contact the Works Council by emailing:

Through the sale of EMTÉ to the Jumbo and Coop consortium, the Works Council has been changed. The members below will form the Sligro Food Group Works Council until the elections in February 2020.

Board Works Council

Ron Heijberg Chairman Sligro Cash & Carry Gouda
Danny van der Does Vice-Chairman Head Office Veghel
John Pennings Secretary Sligro Cash & Carry North West Netherlands
Twan Laanen-Hendrickx Vice-Secretary Sligro Cash & Carry Wholesale South-West Netherlands

Members Works Council

Marcel Jans Head Office Veghel
Erik Noels Head Office Veghel
Twan van de Meerakker Foodservice Distribution Veghel Corridor
Frank van den Bergh Sligro Delivery Service North West Netherlands
Connie van der Veen Sligro Delivery Service Mid-West Netherlands
Erik Hurkens Sligro Delivery Service Southern Netherlands
Ron de Haan Sligro Delivery Service North East Netherlands
Rob Schimmel Sligro Cash & Carry Wholesale Mid-Netherlands
Roger Driessen Sligro Cash & Carry Wholesale South-East Netherlands
Gerard Hoogwerf Sligro Cash & Carry Wholesale North West Netherlands
Raymond Lobker Sligro Cash & Carry Wholesale Mid-West Netherlands
Gert Bernardus Sligro Cash & Carry Wholesale North East Netherlands
George Kuijer Sligro Food Group Production Facilities