Teamwork makes the dream work.

Our team

Joop Roodenburg
Founding father of Buccaneer Delft and President of Huisman Equipment. With Buccaneer Delft Joop build a place where he can pass on his drive for technology and innovation and share his passion and experience as an entrepreneur. Every day he still works with the same energy and motivation to contribute to the success of others and the future of the offshore and energy market.

Herard Buis
Sparring partner and coach. After selling his company HEDON in 2016, Joop asked Herard to help him out at Buccaneer Delft. Herard is here to support the team by offering support on how to make the best out of the location and put it in optimal use. As a successful entrepreneur himself, in electrical engineering, Herard also acts as a coach to the inhouse start- and scale-ups: the Buccaneers.


Seriena Bal
Managing Director. With a passion for sustainability and a background in corporate strategy she got involved with Heerema’s Our Oceans Challenge. After successfully launching this platform she started her journey at Buccaneer Delft. Full of ambition and fresh new ideas she is determined to bring Buccaneer Delft to the next level, serving the energy transition with surprising technological innovations, diversity of thought and exploring the soft side of hardware.

Ashley Hofmann
Communication Officer. Creating value to others and making a sustainable impact by establishing surprising connections and meaningful partnerships; that’s what makes her happy. Ashley is always on the look to spot new opportunities and gain new ideas. With her sparkling energy and a background in (live) communications within the maritime and offshore industry she is fully in place as communications responsible at Buccaneer Delft.


Carlien van der Zwet
Office Manager. During her career Carlien worked in many different kind of companies, within business, hospitality and event management. Which makes her a valuable hands-on colleague. One of her many talents is that she can passionately tell you about our venue’s history and how future is shaped here. When visiting our unique location or making use of our facilities, Carlien will make sure you won’t be short of anything!

Léon Staakman
Facility Manager. This hard worker from the construction industry has completely found his home at Buccaneer Delft. Léon takes care of the maintenance of the venue, down to the last detail. As the busy bee that he is, he always is looking for improvement. Impressed by how The Square is lighted by night? Or how he efficiently handles troubleshooting? You can give the credits to Léon!