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Esther Kromhout

Director NACO

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Tom Mockett

Director of Aviation Strategy

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Tessel Severs

Director Strategy, Planning & Building Design

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Gerard van der Veer

Director Airport Building Design The Netherlands

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Jelmer van der Meer

Director Airport Civil Engineering

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Our products and services are well balanced and comprehensive; considering different airport’s operational needs, technology, cost effectiveness, sustainability and passenger experience.

Smart Aviation

At NACO, our Smart Aviation principles balance vision and growth by generating meaningful value from innovation and digital transformation.

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Downtime works and maintenance

With the majority of air traffic grounded due to Covid-19, airports globally still need to maintain operations in order to meet regulatory requirements.

Airport Masterplanning

Airport Master Planning

It’s important to incorporate flexibility into your airport’s Master Plan. Our unique, integrative approach results in efficient, feasible and realistic solutions.

Airport Building Design

Airport Build Design

At NACO, airports are what we do. We’ve designed everything from small regional airports to major international hubs and understand the requirements of your key stakeholders.

Airport Civil Engneering

Airport Civil Engineering

All of our engineers understand airport infrastructure inside out. As such, we have broad experience of working with multiple stakeholders to determine the best potential solution for any project.

Special Airport Systems

Special Airport Systems

NACO’s airside intelligence puts airport operators in control, enabling you to predict future challenges and respond to the unexpected.


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Esther Kromhout leads the NACO team as Business Unit Director of Aviation. With over 15 years experience in the industry, she has worked in a wide variety of projects, cultures, and countries.

Having worked at Royal HaskoningDHV for over 20 years, Esther’s portfolio includes secondments at clients such as the Government of Gibraltar and the Aruba Airport Authority.

Previous experience:

  • Project Director for P2 Terminal Rehabilitation Project at Princess Juliana International Airport, St Maarten, Dutch Caribbean
  • Program Director for Gateway 2030 Project seconded at Aruba Airport Authority, Aruba, Dutch Caribbean
  • Project Manager Runway Rehabilitation Project at Roberts International Airport, Monrovia, Liberia
  • Technical Director Aviation, Royal HaskoningDHV
  • Employer’s Agent New Terminal Construction Project at Gibraltar International Airport, Gibraltar.

Esther holds a Masters in Civil Engineering, Technology & Management from The University of Twente, The Netherlands.



As Director of Aviation Strategy, Tom Mockett leads the Business Development, Strategy and Smart Aviation team at NACO where he is primarily responsible for three major themes: Smart Assets and Operations, Sustainability and Climate Resilience, and Passenger/Customer Experience. He supports the Aviation leadership team in the development and implementation of the strategic objectives and contributes to the development and execution of annual business plans, vision and strategy. His team work towards expanding our consultancy, planning & design portfolio in new areas by exploring Digital Services.

Tom supports the Business Unit Director in further implementing the new strategy by guiding the business developers in positioning Royal HaskoningDHV Aviation at C-level with our clients. In close cooperation with Director of Strategic Consultancy at InterVISTAS, he supports the expansion of our aviation consultancy services outside of North America.
Tom has widespread expertise in airport development, infrastructure, terminal planning, landside access, masterplanning, cargo and strategy.

Previous experience:

  • Responsible for creating and leading the Spatial and Programme Development department at Schiphol Airport
  • Created the Brussels Airport Masterplan (Vision 2040), which provided comprehensive strategic leadership to all areas of airport development




Tessel Severs leads the  Strategy, Planning and Building Design Department at NACO where he is responsible for  bringing together the commercial,  strategic planning and design related aspects of airports and delivering integrated, tailored services to our Clients.  Tessel is an experienced project manager and airport operations specialist and has also led the company’s business in Africa as well as its special airport systems group.   He also has experience in delivering a  number of development and rehabilitation projects in addition to operational studies for civil and military airports across the EU, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and CIS. Tessel holds a Masters in Civil Engineering.

Previous experience:

  • Director Aviation Africa
  • Director Airport Special Systems
  • New International Airport Mexico City
  • Hamad International Airport, Qatar
  • Or Tambo International Airport & Cape Town International Airport
  • Frankfurt Main International Airport, Germany

Gerard van der Veer is Director of Airport Building Design, Netherlands. Gerard has architectural expertise, primarily in airport design and functional analysis, and specializes in airport passenger simulations and wayfinding.

Having worked at NACO for over 20 years, Gerard has held the role of Director of Airport and Planning for every project that the company has been involved in at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

Previous experience:

  • Responsible for all projects conducted at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. Recent projects include the design of the new terminal area, new train station entrance and the implementation of central security
  • Stationed in Hong Kong as a member of the design team creating a new wayfinding system for both Chek Lap Kok Airport and parts of the Mass Transport Railway Corporation
  • Project Architect responsible for passenger flow simulation for the airport master plan for King Abdulaziz International Airport, Saudi Arabia
  • Stationed at Subic Bay International Airport in the Philippines as a member of the design team creating the airport’s master plan

Gerard holds a Masters in Architectural Engineering.



portraits_mt_jelmer_van_der_meerJelmer van de Meer is Director of Airport Civil Engineering, responsible for planning, design and implementation for airport infrastructure projects.

Jelmer has steered the NACO Civil Engineering team through major airport developments in Abu Dhabi (MTC) and Mexico City (NAICM). With more than 10 years of experience in the industry, he has been involved in all facets of airport infrastructure development, ranging from planning studies and design and engineering to construction management.

Previous experience:

  • Project Director for multiple apron expansion and reconfiguration studies and designs at Schiphol International Airport, The Netherlands
  • Project Director for the runway rehabilitation project at Colombo Bandaranyaike International Airport, Sri Lanka
  • Project Director for apron and runway rehabilitation impact studies at Brussels International Airport, Belgium
  • Lead Project Manager for T3 development program at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport
  • LeadLead Project Manager for the new Gibraltar Airport Terminal project, UK
  • Lead Project Manager for the airside rehabilitation and upgrading project at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport

Jelmer holds a Masters in Civil Engineering, Transport & Planning