Willibrord van Beek is (from 15 september 2013) the King’s Commissioner for the province of Utrecht. He chairs the Provincial Council and serves as chairman and member of the Provincial Executive. As a member of the Provincial Executive, the commissioner performs tasks related to the representation and promotion of the province of Utrecht. The commissioner carries out duties in the realms of international affairs, public order and safety, legal matters, administrative integrity and archive inspection. He also represents both the State and the province.
Mayoral affairs and crisis management
As a public authority, the commissioner's tasks relate to mayoral affairs and crisis management. He supervises the police force and regional security; visits municipalities; maintains relations with provincial government officials; and shares responsibility for conferring royal honours and titles. All these activities are accounted for by the commissioner in a residents’ annual report.