Fred Schoorl is director at the Royal Institue of Dutch Architects (BNA). He is an experienced moderator, chairman, columnist, publicist, speaker and strategic advisor. He is active nationally and internationally, especially in the fields of culture and heritage, nature and landscape, sustainable development and architecture and area development. He worked as an independent entrepreneur, civil servant and as director of Nirov and Ymere. He currently works at the BNA, which under his impulse developed from a professional association to a contemporary trade association.