The NIVA Board is appointed by representatives of the Nordic governments. It is responsible to the Nordic Council of Ministers and makes strategic decisions together with the NIVA director. The Board consists of five members, one from each Nordic country.

The chairman of the board for 2018 is ProfessorJörgen Eklund at KTH School of Technology and Health, Sweden.

The chairmanship rotates in accordance with the Nordic Council of Ministers country chairmanship.



Communications Director
Sture Bye
National Institute of Occupational Health (STAMI/NIOH)
PO Box 8149
0033 Oslo
Deputy member: Group leader Berit Bakke, NIOH



Professor, Director General
Antti Koivula
Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH)
PO Box 40
FI-00251 Helsinki
Deputy member: Eva Helaskoski, Head of Service Centre, FIOH


Head of department
Þórunn Sveinsdóttir
Department of Inspection Development & Quality
Administration of Occupational Safety and Health
Bíldshöfdi 16, IS-110 Reykjavík


Research Director
Glen Winzor
National Research Centre for the Working Environment (NFA/NRCWE)
Lersø Parkallé 105
DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø
Deputy member: Inger Schaumburg, Director, NRCWE



Jörgen Eklund
KTH School of Technology and Health
Alfred Nobels Allé 10
S-141 52 Huddinge