Career: After 29 years in the policeforce Herman joined the Harbourmaster division of the Port of Rotterdam Authority in 2015. As Manager Inspection he is responsible for inspections on dangerous goods, maritime pollution and ISPS (port security) in the Port of Rotterdam. He is member of the managementboard of the Harbourmasterdivision. In case of crisis and disastersituations he joins the citycouncil safetystaff as deputy harbourmaster.
Education: Herman studied Law Enforcement and policemanagement at the Dutch Police Academy. He is specialised in scale- and special police operations. He has a masterdegree in Crisis- and disastermanagment (MCDm)
Herman is an elected member of the city council in his hometown.