Ard van der Steur
Minister of Security & Justice
Ard van der Steur began his career as a lawyer at the law firm NautaDutilh in Rotterdam and later became a partner (1995-2006). Until joining the House of Representatives in 2010 he owned a legal training company and was a part-time lecturer in civil law at Leiden University (2006-2010). In 2009 he became a lawyer at Legaltree Van der Steur Advocatuur.
From 17 June 2010 until his appointment as minister he was a member of the House of Representatives for the People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD). His areas of interest included criminal and procedural law, the judiciary, prisons and secure psychiatric institutions, probation, firearms legislation, serious crime and victim support policy. He was also a member of the parliamentary committee investigating the Fyra high-speed rail link.
On 20 March 2015 Ard van der Steur was appointed Minister of Security and Justice in the Rutte-Asscher government.