Astrid Kee (1959) studied Educational Science at the University of Amsterdam. Her maritime career began in 2003 when she was appointed as head Nautical Sector Port of Amsterdam. In 2005 she became the first female harbourmaster of a seaport and in 2009 she won the title Harbourmaster of the year. In 2010 Astrid started working for Shipyard Slob where she has been managing director for nearly four years. In 2005 Astrid Kee was appointed Operations Director of Royal de Vries Shipbuilding. Astrid Kee is now member of the Executive Board of the STC-Group where she is, among other things, responsible for the higher educational programmes.