Changes among the state secretaries

In today’s session of the Council of State, the King has appointed Mr. Helge Fossum as state secretary to Prime Minister Erna Solberg, as of 19 March 2018. At the same time, Mr. Frode G. Hestnes has been honourably discharged as state secretary to Prime Minister Solberg.

The Government represents the Conservative Party (C), the Progress Party (PrP) and the Liberal Party (L). The state secretaries are:

To Prime Minister Erna Solberg (C)
Mr. Lars Øy (C)
Ms. Ingvild Næss Stub (C)
Ms. Sunniva Ihle Steinstad (C)
Mr. Svein Arne Flåtten (C)
Mr. Frode G. Hestnes (PrP) – Until 19 March 2018
Mr. Rune Alstadsæter (C)
Mr. Audun Rødningsby (L)
Mr. Helge Fossum (PrP) – From 19 March 2018

To Minister of Finance Siv Jensen (PrP)
Mr. Jørgen Næsje (PrP)
Ms. Marianne Eikvåg Groth (C)
Mr. Petter K. Tvedt (PrP)
Ms. Cecilie Brein-Karlsen (PrP)
Mr. Geir Olsen (L)

To Minister of Culture Trine Skei Grande (L)
Mr. Jan-Christian Kolstø (L)
Ms. Frida Blomgren (L)

To Minister of Education and Integration Jan Tore Sanner (C)
Ms. Kristin Holm Jensen (C)
Ms. Rikke Høistad Sjøberg (C)
Mr. Atle Simonsen (PrP)

To Minister of Transport and Communications Ketil Solvik-Olsen (PrP)
Mr. Anders Bjørnsen Werp (C)
Mr. Tommy Skjervold (PrP)
Mr. Brage Baklien (PrP)

To Minister of Local Government and Modernisation Monica Mæland (C)
Mr. Paul Chaffey (C)
Mr. Lars Jacob Hiim (C)
Ms. Aase Marthe Horrigmo (C)
Ms. Anne Karin Olli (C)

To Minister of Health Bent Høie (C)
Ms. Anne Grethe Erlandsen (C)
Ms. Maria Jahrmann Bjerke (C)

To Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide (C)
Mr. Audun Halvorsen (C)
Ms. Marianne Hagen (C)

To Minister of Justice, Public Security and Immigration Sylvi Listhaug (PrP)
Mr. Torkil Åmland (PrP)
Mr. Knut Morten Johansen (PrP)
Mr. Thor Kleppen Sættem (C)
Mr. Sveinung Rotevatn (L)
Ms. Toril Charlotte Ulleberg Reynolds (PrP) – Maternity-leave 01.10.2017-07.09.2018

To Minister of Trade and Industry Torbjørn Røe Isaksen (C)
Mr. Magnus Thue (C)
Mr. Daniel Bjarmann Simonsen (C)
Mr. Roy Angelvik (PrP) – 50 percent position

To Minister of Fisheries Per Sandberg (PrP)
Ms. Veronica Pedersen Åsheim (PrP)
Mr. Roy Angelvik (PrP) – 50 percent position

To Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Anniken Hauglie (C)
Ms. Christl Kvam (C)
Mr. Morten Bakke (C)

To Minister of Children and Equality Linda Cathrine Hofstad Helleland (C)
Mr. Tom Erlend Skaug (C)

To Minister of Agriculture and Food Jon Georg Dale (PrP)
Ms. Hanne Maren Blåfjelldal (PrP)

To Minister of Defence Frank Bakke-Jensen (C)
Ms. Tone Skogen (C)

To Minister of Petroleum and Energy Terje Søviknes (PrP)
Ms. Ingvil Smines Tybring-Gjedde (PrP)

To Minister of the Elderly and Public Health Åse Michaelsen (PrP)
Ms. Line Miriam Sandberg (PrP)

To Minister of Climate and Environment Olav Elvestuen (L)
Mr. Atle Hamar (L)

To Minister of International Development Nikolai Eivindssøn Astrup (C)
Mr. Jens Frølich Holte (C)

To Minister of Research and Higher Education Iselin Nybø (L)
Ms. Rebekka Borsch (L)