Dr René Peters

Honorary Member

Dr René Peters

Dr Peters served on the IHF Governing Council between 2003 and 2009, before being appointed an Honorary Member.

After completing simultaneous degrees in Medicine and Law, Dr Peters served a stint as a conscript military physician in the Royal Netherlands Army. He later pursued a managerial career in healthcare.

He spent almost two decades in managerial and (chief) executive positions at a number of general hospitals and other healthcare facilities.

Dr Peters served as vice-chairman of the board of the Netherlands Hospital Association (NVZ). He was also actively involved in the foundation and subsequent governance of the Netherlands Institute for Accreditation in Healthcare (NIAZ) and the Netherlands Institute for IT in Healthcare (NICTIZ).

Internationally, he served on the Executive Committee of the European Hospital and Healthcare Federation (HOPE).

After a sabbatical in 2004, he started a private practice as a consultant on governance, strategic issues and executive interim management.

Dr Peters’ charitable work includes board membership of Amnesty International NL and the Netherlands Institute for Human Rights and Medical Assessment (iMMO).