Who we are

The Executive Board

The Executive Board is responsible for managing the Anne Frank House. Ronald Leopold has been its Executive Director since 2011, and Garance Reus-Deelder became its Managing Director in 2012.

Ronald Leopold, Executive Director

Ronald Leopold was born in Groningen in 1960. He read history at the University of Groningen from 1978 to 1985 and wrote his MA thesis in Budapest. 

After graduating, Leopold held various posts at the Dutch General Pension Fund for Public Employees. Among other things, he was involved in the implementation of the legislation regarding war victims. In 1990, he switched to the Pensions and Benefits Council, which he headed from 2006 onwards. He has been the executive director of the Anne Frank House since 1 January 2011. Leopold lives in Amsterdam with his wife and daughter.

History in the Here and Now’ by Ronald Leopold.

Allow everyone to learn more about Anne Frank.’ An opinion article by Ronald Leopold was published on 7 November 2017 in de Volkskrant

Garance Reus-Deelder, Managing Director

Garance Reus-Deelder was born in Delft in 1966 and spent her primary school days in Zambia. She studied at the Jacksonville State University in Alabama for a year, and then switched to the University of Amsterdam where she studied Business Economics from 1985 to 1990. 

After graduating, she worked as a marketing manager at Unilever, a client partner at Agency.com, and as a communications & campaigns manager at Amnesty International. She has been the Managing Director of the Anne Frank House since 1 January 2012. Reus-Deelder is married and has two children.