Party affiliation: Christian Social Party
Mayor, Heestert, 1971-1976. District secretary and district chair Christelijke Volkspartij (Christian People's Party) youth, 1972-1982. First alderman finance and education, Zwevegcm.
1977-1988; co-opted member of Christelijke Volkspartij (Christian People's Party) national party Committee, 1982. First alderman, small businesses, 1983-1988. Senator, Courtrai-Ypres district, since 1983.
Community Minister for External Relations, 1985-1988. Mayor, Zwevegem, since 1989. Member, senate commissions on foreign relations, finance, agriculture and small business and development co-operation.
Member Flemish council. Member, Christelijke Volkspartij (Christian People's Party) district and National party committee. Secretary, VKW (alliance of catholic employers) West Flanders, 1962-1979.
Master, 1PSOC, Kortrijk, 196376. General secretary, VKW, since 1919.