Changes among the political advisers

After the changes in the Government today, the Office of the Prime Minister has made changes among the political advisors.

Ms. Toril Charlotte Ulleberg Reynolds, Ms. Anette Carnarius Elseth and Mr. Morten Bakke have been appointed state secretaries, and resign as political advisers. Mr. Ronny Røste will resign from a date to be decided by the Office of the Prime Minister.

Ms. Benedicte Staalesen Nilsen continues as political adviser to Minister of EEA and EU Affairs Frank Bakke-Jensen. Ms. Ragnhild Berg Nilsen will be political adviser to Minister Frank Bakke-Jensen until Ms. Staalesen Nilsen has returned from her leave of absence.

Mr. Atle Simonsen has been appointed political adviser to Minister of Children and Equality Solveig Horne, from a date to be decided by the Office of the Prime Minister.

Mr. Elnar Remi Holmen continues as political adviser to Minister of Petroleum and Energy Terje Søviknes.

Mr. Rikard Knutsen has become political adviser to Minister of Transport and Communication Ketil Solvik-Olsen.

Ms. Mathilde Tybring-Gjedde has been appointed political adviser to Minister of Health and Care Services Bent Høie, from a date to be decided by the Office of the Prime Minister.

Ms. Sandra Bruflot has been appointed political adviser to Minister of Education and Research Torbjørn Røe-Isaksen, from a date to be decided by the Office of the Prime Minister.

Ms. Julie Midtgarden Remen has become political adviser to Minister of Labour and social Affairs Anniken Hauglie.

The changes are effective as of today, except where otherwise stated.

 

The Government represents the Conservative Party (C) and the Progress Party (PrP). The political advisers are: 

To Prime Minister Erna Solberg (C)
Mr. Hans Christian Kaurin Hansson (C)

To Minister of Finance Siv Jensen (PrP)
Ms. Julia Sanna Maria Brännström Nordtug (PrP)

To Minister of Local Government and Modernisation Jan Tore Sanner (C)
Ms. Rikke Sjøberg (C)

To Minister of Transport and Communication Ketil Solvik-Olsen (PrP)
Mr. Rikard Knutsen (PrP)

To Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende (C)
Mr. Bård Ludvig Thorheim (C)

To Minister of Trade and Industry Monica Mæland (C)
Ms. Camilla Strandskog (C)

To Minister of Climate and Environment Vidar Helgesen (C)
Mr. Jens Frølich Holte (C)

To Minister of Children and Equality Solveig Horne (PrP)
Mr. Ronny Røste (PrP) - until 20.01.2017
Mr. Atle Simonsen (PrP) – from 16.01.2017

To Minister of Health and Care Services Bent Høie (C)
Mr. Fredrik Wang Gierløff (C) – acting state secretary 14.05.2016-30.01.2017
Mr. Atle Simonsen (PrP) - until 16.01.2017
Ms. Mathilde Tybring-Gjedde (C) – from 03.01.2017

To Minister of Defence Ine Eriksen Søreide (C)
Mr. Audun Halvorsen (C)

To Minister of Immigration and Integration Sylvi Listhaug (PrP)
Mr. Espen Teigen (PrP)

To Minister of Education and Research Torbjørn Røe Isaksen (C)
Ms. Hannah Sumeja Atic (C)
Ms. Sandra Bruflot (C) – from 02.01.2017

To Minister of Fisheries Per Sandberg (PrP)
Greta Johanne Solfall (PrP)

To Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Anniken Hauglie (C)
Ms. Julie Midtgarden Remen (C)

To Minister of Culture Linda Hofstad Helleland (C)
Ms. Maria Kristine Göthner (C)

To Minister of Agriculture and Food Jon Georg Dale (PrP)
Margrete Dysjaland (PrP)

To Minister of EEA and EU Affairs Frank Bakke-Jensen (C)
Ms. Benedicte Staalesen Nilsen (C) - leave of absence until 24.04.2017
Ms. Ragnhild Berg Nilsen (C) - acting until 24.04.2017

To Minister of Petroleum and Energy Terje Søviknes (PrP)
Mr. Elnar Remi Holmen (PrP)

To Minister of Justice and Public Security Per-Willy Trudvang Amundsen (PrP)