40 years of experience in administration, Icelandic politics and higher education

2004 – Present Adjunct Lecturer on Public Leadership and Change Management, Department of Political Science, MPA. University of Iceland. Editorial board, Journal on Politics and Public Administration
2002 – Present Honorary Consul of Nicaragua in Iceland
1976 – Present Member and chairman of numerous boards and committees for The Social Democratic Party.
2009 – 2013 Chairman of the National Executive Board of Social Democratic party of Iceland
2002 – 2010 Executive director of The Institute for Public Administration and Politics, U of Iceland
1998 – 2002 Director of Development and Public Relations, University of Iceland
1993 – 1995 Political Assistant and consultant to the Minister of Industry and Commerce
1983 – 1998 Executive director of The Institute for Continuing Education, University of Iceland

Master in Public Administration, Harvard, J. F. Kennedy School of Government, USA
MA-degree, Diplom-Soziologe, Johann W. Goethe Universität, Frankfurt am Main, Germany