Michelle Fisser


Michelle has >20 years experience working as a compliance professional in various sectors with international organisations. It is her mission to stimulate knowledgesharing to create effective and efficient compliance organisations being ‘business as usual’. In her current role as advisor and trainer with Compliance in Motion AND as an active member for the Dutch Compliance community. In her role as Boardmember prime focus lies on connecting and growth. Connecting with members, partners, expert groups, other (international) expert communities and interested parties. Growing as a community with guidance, certification and education for the members. Always open for suggestions or feedback. Feel free to contact Michelle via or PM via LinkedIn.

Angela Stap

General Boardmember

Angela has worked as a compliance professional and is member of the VCO since 2004. After various positions in the financial sector, she has become an independent compliance, privacy and risk consultant since 2017. She helps organizations with the design of the second line, fulfills roles of Compliance Officer and Privacy Officer, trains colleagues and works for various companies as a Data Protection Officer. As a VCO board member, she will work proactively and in a modern way to help the VCO members fulfill their challenging roles, focusing specifically on the internal and external communication of the VCO.

Bernadette van Leeuwen

General Boardmember

Bernadette is a corporate law specialist; integrity within organizations. She is experienced in compliance: including the Accountants Organizations Supervision Act and privacy and conducts compliance training. In addition, Bernadette has experience in drafting integrity policies and investigations. Within the VCO board Bernadette is responsible for the professionalization of compliance experts and for the cooperation with VCO’s external partners in ethics, compliance and integrity.

Arnout Hegenbart


Arnout works as a Compliance Officer at an international law firm. He has almost 10 years of experience in Compliance. What does Arnout find most interesting about Compliance? 'The challenging thing about working in Compliance is that the job content is very broad. Besides legal knowledge, you also need knowledge about people's behavior. After all, you get further if people want to be compliant.' As treasurer Arnout is responsible for the financial side of the VCO. Furthermore he is the go to person for questions about the Expert group: Design of the Compliance Function and the Expert Group: Legal profession firms. Questions? Feel free to contact me!


The VCO has an advisory board: broadly and multidisciplinary. The aim of the board is to advise the VCO board, solicited and unsolicited, and to take the VCO to a higher level with suggestions and to act as a sparring partner. The Advisory Board is seated by the following experts:

Muel KapteinPartner bij KPMG Integrity & Compliance en Professor Business Ethics bij RSM Erasmus University
Edwin Weller – Zelfstandig Compliance Adviseur en Lid van Raden van Toezicht
Alexander MacleanGlobal Head of Compliance / Chief Compliance Officer bij Aegon
Robin BaksDirecteur Koninklijke Nederlandse Klim- en Bergsport Vereniging
Mirjam Bakker-Vergouw – Chief Compliance Officer at ABN AMRO Bank N.V.

In our newsletter we continue to introduce you one by one to the members of the Advisory Board. Read the interviews with Edwin Weller, Alexander Maclean, Mirjam Bakker-Vergouw, Robin Baks and Muel Kaptein here.