Background and activities

Broad safety, environmental, project and top management experience from different industries, both within private and public sector.


1982: Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim: MSc, Mechanical Engineering


2012 − :           NTNU, Trondheim, Norway. Project Director, ECCSEL                

2011 – 2012:   Multiconsult AS, major Norwegian Engineering Company. CEO   

2006 – 2010:   Avinor AS, Norwegian Airport Administration and Air Traffic Control


2003 – 2006:   National Accident Investigation Board of Norway

                        Director General

2001 – 2003:   Avinor AS, Norwegian Airport Administration an Air Traffic Control

                        Executive Director; Safety, Environment & QA

1999 – 2001:   National Railway Inspectorate of Norway

                        Director General

1990 – 1999:   Saga Petroleum AS, Norway

          Safety, Environment and Quality Manager

1986 – 1990:   Vicon Grøner AS, Norwegian Engineering Consultancy

                        Department and Project Manager

1984 – 1986:   Kongsberg & McDermott Engineering AS

                        Senior Engineer and Project Manager

1983 – 1984:   NTNU/SINTEF, Trondheim, Norway. Scientist


Courses:       Wide range of training/courses within Project, HSE and Quality     

                       Speaker and papers on various courses and conferences


Languages:   Scandinavian and English


Other positions:

2007 − 2013:  Board Member, Gassco, Haugesund

2006 – 2010:  Board Chairman, Oslo Airport, Gardermoen

2001 – 2007:  Board Member, European Safety and Reliabilty Association (ESRA)

2003 – 2005:   Board Member, Norwegian Association for Quality Management

1978 – 1979:   Editor, NTNUI Magazine

Hobbies:        Running, cross-country skiing, snowboarding and surfing.


Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications