Sigrún Magnúsdóttir, Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources

Sigrún Magnúsdóttir became Minister for the Environment

Sigrún Magnúsdóttir.

and Natural Resources on 31 December 2014.

Sigrún Magnúsdóttir was born on 15 June 1944. She is married to former parliamentarian and Minister Páll Pétursson; the couple have a total of five children.

Mrs. Magnúsdóttir is a member of the Progressive Party, a liberal centrist party in Icelandic politics.

She graduated from the Reykjavik Women's High School in 1961, from the Hamrahlíð College in 1976 and finished her BA degree in ethnology from the University of Iceland in 2006.

Mrs. Magnúsdóttir has a successful career in politics as well as extensive work experience. She was a member of the Reykjavík City Council for 16 years, thereof as Chair of the Council for 6 years. She was  Chair of the political coalition Reykjavíkurlistinn from 1994 to 2002. She has served on the boards of several companies and organizations of the City of Reykjavík and has led major projects, inter alia in the field of education and training.

Parliamentary Career

Sigrún Magnúsdóttir was elected to the Althingi for the Progressive Party in Reykjavik North constituency in April 2013. She was a member of the Constitutional and Supervisory Committee and led the Progressive Party´s parliamentary group till she took office as Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources in 2015. She serves as the chairman of the Þingvellir Committee.