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Dutchlink Goes Online!


27 April 2020

The Dutchlink board is prepping their interview skills because in the upcoming weeks they will interview a couple of interesting Dutch people. All the interviews will be on different topics and we would love to get you involved, so please let us know if you have any questions for one of the people we will interview. We will select the best questions for these interviews. Send us an email ( with any questions you may have and don't forget to follow us on YouTube!

Edition 1: Consul-General Frank van Beuningen

Dutchlink Chairman Bert Bardoel interviews Consul-General of the Netherlands Frank van Beuningen. They talk about COVID-19, on trade relations and Australian culture and nature. Please click here to view this interview.

Edition 2: Ronald van Weezel, General Manager of Hilton Sydney

Dutchlink Board Director Annerie van Maarschalkerweerd interviews Ronald van Weezel,  the General Manager of Hilton Sydney. They talk about COVID-19, the forced-quarantined guests at Hilton Sydney and Ronald's personal experiences at the Hilton and in Australia. Please click here to view this interview.

Edition 3: Tjarko Edzes, Director Asian-Pacific at Bouwinvest Real Estate

Dutchlink Board Director Dorus van den Biezenbos interviews Tjarko Edzes, Director Asia-Pacific at Bouwinvest Real Estate Investors. They talk about the difference between Australian and Dutch (work) culture, the impact of COVID-19 on the real estate industry, affordable housing, Hollandse Nieuwe the new Dutch band in Sydney and more! Please click here to view this interview.

Edition 4: Musician Grace Kim

Dutchlink Goes Online Edition 4: Dutchlink Board Director Akky van Ogtrop interviews Musician Grace Kim. They talk about how the music and art industry has been impacted by COVID-19. Stay tuned till the end for a little musical surprise! Please click here to view this interview.

Edition 5: Ron de Haan, Director Student Accommodation at University of New South Wales

This week Board Director Lieke Scherbeijn will interview Ron de Haan, Director Student Accommodation at University of New South Wales. We are curious about what he has to say about the impact of COVID-19 and the international students staying in their home countries. 

Ron de Haan, has been working for UNSW since February 2015 as Director, Student Accommodation overseeing a portfolio of over 2,000 purpose-built student accommodation beds, both colleges and independent living. In this role, Ron is responsible for the strategic management of all UNSW owned and operated student accommodation. Prior to joining UNSW Ron worked for 10 years for Campus Living Villages, a major private provider of student accommodation interacting with many leading universities in both Australia and the UK.

Before getting involved with the education industry Ron worked for over 20 years in international hotels (on four different continents), predominantly with 5-star companies including Hilton International and the InterContinental Hotel Group. Ron is a graduate from the Hogere Hotelschool in The Hague, has an Executive MBA from Macquarie Graduate School of Management and has recently completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors course.