Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir - Minister of the Interior
Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir was born on 12 October 1966, in Hafnarfjörður, and grew up there, the daughter of Aðalheiður J. Björnsdóttir and Kristján Ármannsson. She and her husband, Vilhjálmur Jens Árnason, a graduate in Philosophy and a business consultant, have two daughters.
||M.Sc. in International and European Politics from the University of Edinburgh.
|1991||BA in Political Science from the University of Iceland.
|1986||Matriculated from Kvennaskólinn í Reykjavík.|
|1984||Upper School examination from the Commercial College of Iceland (Verzlunarskóli Íslands).|
||1st MP on the Independence Party list (Sjálfstæðisflokkurinn) for Reykjavík South.
||City Councillor for the Independence Party.|
|2008-2010||Mayor of Reykjavík.
|2006-2008||President of the Reykjavík City Council.
|2006 – 2008||Chairman of the Reykjavík Town Planning Council.|
|1999 – 2006||Assistant Manager of the Independence Party.|
|1995 – 1999||Manager of the Independence Party's group of MPs.|
|1994 – 1995||Departmental specialist in the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science.|
|1990 – 1991
||Employee of the Committee on National Security.|
Positions in societies and committees
|2003–2013||Reykjavík City Council|
|2010–2013||Member of Reykjavík City's Administrative System Committee.|
|Since 2006||Member of the board of the Union of Local Authorities in Iceland|
|2011–2013||Member of the board of the Faxaflói Ports (Faxaflóahafnir)|
|2008–2010||Chairman of Metropolitan Area Civil Defence Committee|
|2008–2010||Chairman of the board of the Metropolitan Fire Brigade|
|2008–2010||Member of the board of the Association of Metropolitan Municipalities
|2005 – 2006||Member of the Reykjavík Development Council
|2005 – 2006||Member of the Reykjavík Cultural Affairs Committee|
|2004 – 2006||Alternate member of the board of Landsvirkjun|
|2003 – 2005||Member of the board of the Property Agency|
|2002 – 2006||Member of the Árbær Suburban Council|
|2002 – 2005
||Member of the Reykjavík Planning and Building Committee|
|2002 – 2005||Member of the Reykjavík Educational Council|
|2002 – 2003||Member of the Reykjavík Cultural Affairs Committee|
|1997 – 1998||Chairman of a committee appointed by the Minister of Education, Culture and Science on the formulation of a continuing education policy|
|1995 – 1999||Member of the committee of the Independence Party's Youth Federation|
|1995 – 1996||Member of the committee of the Independence Party's district association in Austurbær and Norðurmýri [Reykjavík]|
Hanna Birna has written a number of articles on politics which have appeared in newspapers, periodicals and books.