Wim van Hove has lived in Westerlo almost his entire life and is a former player of the club. He started his career as lawyer and later became a permanent addition to the club. He has been employed at KVC Westerlo since 1993. First as legal counsellor but quickly as part of the board of directors. Since then, he has worked his way up to managing director. Among other things, he co-authored the first extensive collective agreement that contributes to the social protection of paid football players and trainers.
He and KVC Westerlo have faced many challenges, the highlight being the Cup of Belgium the club won in 2001. Over the last years, he has undertaken to avert bankruptcy and return the club to where it belongs, namely the first division. With his years of experience and affiliation, he safeguards the local and cultural roots of the club.