Gunilla Carlsson will officially take on the position as chairwoman of the Board on 3 November, succeeding Cecilie Tenfjord-Toftby, who has held the position since December 2021. Kajsa Ravin will continue as vice-chair.
Gunilla Carlsson's appointment follows the election to the Swedish Riksdag in September, which has provided a new parliamentary basis for the Board.
Gunilla Carlsson is a member of the Swedish Riksdag for Sverige socialdemokratiska arbetareparti, where she has served since 2002. She is also a member of the Presidium of the Nordic Council.
Kajsa Ravin is the Director General of the Swedish Arts Council. She has many years of experience in cultural policy work at a local, regional and national level and has served on the Foundation's Board since 2021.
The election of the chair is based on a rotation system, where each Nordic country holds the chair position for two consecutive years. Sweden took on the chairmanship from Norway, which held the post in 2019-2021.