Hans Wilbrink, who was (deputy) editor-in-chief and acting editor-in-chief of Nieuwe Revu between 1976 and 1982, died last Saturday at the age of seventy.
Derk Sauer argues that at Nieuwe Revu, Wilbrink was "the pivot around which everything revolved" in the period that Sauer himself became editor-in-chief.
"He was always the earliest on the editorial staff (now that wasn't such a feat in itself) and left last," writes Sauer in an in memoriam in New Revu. "As a deputy, Hans was responsible for the ins and outs of the magazine - meeting deadlines, contacts with printers, photo press agencies, freelancers and, last but not least, The Budget! That was quite a thing, because in those days thrown in with money. "
According to Sauer, Wilbrink was difficult to upset by "the procession of egos that passed by, from Ischa Meijer to Theo van Gogh, from Barend and Van Dorp to Boudewijn Büch and many, many others."
After his time at Nieuwe Revu, Wilbrink was among other things director-publisher of VARA and after his retirement he was the driving force behind the Mercurs, the prices for the magazine industry.