The Present Acting GovernorMrs. mr. Adèle Pauline Van der Pluijm-Vrede (1952, Curaçao) has been the last acting Governor of the Netherlands Antilles from April 1st, 2002, untill October 10th, 2010. Since October 10th, 2010, she has been the first acting Governor of Curaçao.
Mr. Van der Pluijm-Vrede is a notary in daily life. On April 29, 1994, she was appointed as the first woman to be a notary in Curaçao as of June 1, 1994. Since July 15, 1994, she has been practicing her profession via her own notary’s office.
The function of Acting Governor includes deputizing for the Governor when he is not able to perform the function or when the Governor is abroad. The latter takes place a couple of times a year.