Maaike is the General Counsel of Royal Mail.  She obtained her legal degrees in the Netherlands (VU in Amsterdam) and Canada (McGill in Montreal) and is qualified to practise as a solicitor in both New York and the UK.  Maaike started her career in private practice in New York moving to London 6 years later where she has held a number of senior in-house legal  roles at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development,  GE and EY.  In addition to her professional career, Maaike has trained as a coach.  Maaike uses these skills both professionally and personally as well as pro-bono through the Aspire Foundation Mentoring Scheme.