Former Minister of Transport and Communications Liv Signe Navarsete (Centre Party)

(17.10.05-20.10.09)

Born: 1958

Liv Signe Navarsete was born on 23 October 1958 and holds an Undergraduate degree in business administration and ICT from Sogn og Fjordane University College. Prior to her appointment as Minister of Transport and Communications, she was a member of various boards and self-employed. In Kjell Magne Bondevik’s first government (1999-2000) Navarsete was Political Adviser with the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs.

Political posts

Minister of Transport and Communications, Jens Stoltenberg’s second government

2005 Elected as member of the Storting, the Norwegian Parliament, representing the Centre Party, Sogn og Fjordane County
2001-2005 Deputy Member of the Storting for Sogn og Fjordane County
2003-2005 Member of Lærdal Municipal Council
2001- Deputy Leader of the Centre Party
1999-2000 Political Adviser, Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, Kjell Magne Bondevik’s first government
1997-2003 Head of the Centre Party, Sogn og Fjordane County
1995-2005 Member of Sogn og Fjordane County Council
1991-1995 Member of Sogndal Municipal Council

Work experience

2001-2005 Member of various boards, self-employed
2000-2001 Head of Secretariat, IT-forum Sogn og Fjordane
1987-1996 Sales Consultant, Sogn og Fjordane dairy (TINE)
1985-1987 Sales Assistant, Nidar Bergene
1977-2005 Self-employed in agriculture, real estate

Education

1999 Administration and organisation programme, University of Bergen
1995-1999 Undergraduate degree in business administration and ICT, Sogn og Fjordane University College

Other appointments

2004-2005 Board Member, Innovation Norway, Sogn og Fjordane
2003-2005 Board Member, Friskgården Tyin AS
2003-2004 Member of the Commission on Regional and District Development Policy
2003-2005 Board Member, Gjensidige forsikring (insurance company), West Norway region
1999-2003 Executive Board Member, Gjensidige forsikring
1999-2005 Chairman of the Board, Vestlandsforskning
1988-1993 Chairman of the Sogn og Fjordane dairy working committee

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