Maaike is the Group General Counsel and Company Secretary of easyJet. 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. Most recently she was the Group General Counsel for Royal Mail. 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.