Board of the Icelandic Red Cross
Silja Bára Ómarsdóttir
Silja Bára has PhD in Government and Politics and is a Professor of International Affairs at the Faculty of Political Science, University of Iceland. She is also a current board member at the Institute of International Affairs. Previously she was active in many women's rights organizations. Silja Bára was elected as vice-chair of the Icelandic Red Cross in 2018.
Sigríður has a BA in general social studies from the University of Iceland and has finished postgraduate studies in Germany in political science. She has also been certified as a school teacher. Sigríður has, among other things, worked as a division manager and in other management positions at the town of Akureyri. Sigríður has been a volunteer at the Eyjafjörður department since 2017 and on the board of the department since 2021. She was elected to the board of the Red Cross at the 2022 general meeting.
Baldur Steinn Helgason
Baldur Steinn has been an active volunteer with the Red Cross for over 20 years, in Iceland as well as in France. He is a former employee of the Red Cross as well as being an active delegate. Baldur was elected in 2020.
Elín Ósk Helgadóttir
Elín Ósk is a teacher at the Reykjavik University where she teaches constitutional law, including international humanitarian laws. She is an active board member of the Nordic Administration Association, is on the response list of the Icelandic Peace Corps and sits on various committees and boards relating to her field of specialty. She was elected in 2020.
Gréta María Grétarsdóttir
Gréta María is the CEO of Arctic Adventures, she's also taught at the Icelandic University and Reykjavik University. Gréta has held various management positions in different organization through the years as well as being active in board memberships. She was elected in 2020.
Ívar Kristinsson has been an active volunteer for the Red Cross for many years. He was first elected in 2014 and re-elected in 2018.
Margrét Dögg Guðgeirsdóttir Hjarðar
Margrét has a BA in theology and is currently studying pedagogy and education. Margrét works as a teacher at Egilsstaðskóli, but has also worked for the Red Cross in East Iceland and has been active in social affairs in her home area. Margrét has been a deputy on the board of the Múlasýsla department of the Red Cross since 2021. Margrét was elected to the board of the Red Cross at the 2022 general meeting.
Sigurjón Haukur Valsson
Sigurjón Haukur is a trained firefighter and ambulance worker and has worked as a commercial driver in Borgarbyggð for most of his life. Haukur has been an active volunteer in the Borgarfjörður department and has played a pivotal role in emergency response in West Iceland. Sigurjón Haukur was elected to the board of the Red Cross at the 2022 general meeting.
Símon Friðrik Símonarson
Símon has completed various courses organized by the Red Cross, the Icelandic Teacher's College and Vesturbyggð. He has worked in accounting and billing, was the manager of a hospital and health center in Patreksfjörður, a shopkeeper, a teacher, a guidance counselor and a janitor. Símon has worked on various social activities and was chairman of the Red Cross in western Barðastrandasýsla for 3 years. Símon was elected to the board of the Red Cross at the 2022 general meeting.
Sveinn has been an active volunteer for the Red Cross for many years, especially in the South of Iceland. He was elected in 2016 and re-elected in 2020.
Valgerður Bláklukka Fjölnisdóttir
Valgerður has studied nursing and ethnology and aims to complete a BA in ethnology in 2022. She has worked as a guidance counselor in Flensborgarskóli while studying. Valgerður has been active in the youth work of the Red Cross since 2009. Valgerður was elected to the board of the Red Cross at the 2022 general meeting.
Auðbjörg Brynja Bjarnadóttir
Auðbjörg Brynja is a nurse, midwife and paramedic. In 2019, she was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Icelandic Order of the Falcon for her contribution to health and rescue work in her hometown. Auðbjörg has been on the board of the Red Cross at Kirkjubæjarklaustur since 2010 and has been chairman of the department board since 2017.
Unnsteinn has a bachelor's degree in quality assurance, a diploma in public administration and a diploma in cognitive behavioral therapy, and has recently been studying for a master's degree in public administration. For the last 25 years, he has been running a tourism service in Narfastaðir in Reykjadalur in Þingeyjarsveit. He was on the board of the Þingeyjarsýsla branch of the Red Cross 2007-2015 and chairman of the branch board 2019-2020 and has also been an active participant in social issues in his home area. Unnsteinn was elected as a vice-board member at the 2022 general meeting.
General Assembly elects members for the Election committee according to the laws of the Icelandic Red Cross.
Guðrún Vala Elísdóttir Borgarnes
Gunnar Frímannsson Akureyri
Helga Gísladóttir Barðastrandasýsla branch
Hrund Snorradóttir Capital branch
Sveinbjörn Finnsson Capital branch
Solveig Friðriksdóttir Fjarðarbyggð branch
General Assembly elects members for the Ethics committee according to the laws of the Icelandic Red Cross.
Magnús Árni Magnússon
Project fund committee
General Assembly elects members for the Project fund committee according to the laws of the Icelandic Red Cross.
Stefán Yngvason, chairman Capital area
Sigríður Herdís Pálsdóttir Múlasýsla
Hlíf Hrólfsdóttir Strandasýsla
Haukur Valsson Borgarnes
One seat is vacant on the board of the project fund after a board member resigned.