Prior to his appointment as CEO of ProRail in April 2015, Mr Eringa was chairman of the Albert Schweitzer hospital in Dordrecht and turned this into the best hospital in the Netherlands. Mr. Eringa is an experienced executive in public service and public administration. He has been responsible for the municipal organization (approximately 2,400 employees) of the historic city of Nijmegen. Eringa has also held various positions in the Dutch police force. He started his career as an inspector of the local police in Leeuwarden and finished as police chief of the Flevoland region. He also has experience in the rail sector. Between 1999 and 2002 he was Regional Director for the Dutch Railways (NS) being responsible for rail passenger transport in the North East Netherlands. He was also Executive Vice President Security and member of the national management team.
Besides his assignment at ProRail, Eringa currently holds the following positions: Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Aveleijn, a care for clients with intellectual disabilities, Deputy Chairman Supervisory Committee Management National Police, Supervisory Board Chairman amateur section of the Royal Dutch Football Association KNVB and vice chairman KNBSB-Board (Baseball and Softball).