The Board of Directors is the administrative leadership body of NUAS. The directors from member institutions in each member country choose two representatives to sit on the board with the exception of Iceland and the Faroe Islands, who have one representative each, and Greenland who has an observer status. Board members are elected to four-year terms with the possibility of a one-term extension. In addition, the Leader Group nominates up to four members from within their group to sit on the board. The board meets semi-annually.

Current members of the NUAS Board of Directors are:

Søren Lind Christiansen, University Director, Aalborg University, Chair

Anne-Christine Larsson Ljung, University Director, Karlstad University

Ari Nisonen, Property Manager, University of Helsinki*

Dan Guttke, Biträdande universitetsdirektör, Karlstad University*

Essi Kiuru, Administrative Director, University of Oulu

Guðmundur Ragnar Jónsson, University Director, University of Iceland

Ína Dögg Eyþórsdóttir, Project Manager, University of Iceland*

Johan Ísak Suni Hansen, University Director, University of the Faroe Islands

Jørgen Fossland, University Director, UiT The Arctic University

Caroline Sjöberg, University Director, Uppsala University

Kristel Mari Jæger Skorge,   Director, Norwegian Academy of Music

Samu Leskinen, Director, Strategic and Legal Affairs, University of Vaasa

Wilbert van der Meer, Head of Education and Quality, Copenhagen Business School

*NUAS Group leaders



The General Secretary is appointed by the chairperson of the Board of Directors and coordinates day-to-day operations including membership requests, assisting with the coordination of Special Interest Groups, and updating group and member information. Additionally, the General Secretary schedules, takes minutes, and maintains agendas for the semiannual  Board of Directors meetings.

General Secretary:

Jórunn Magnúsdóttir, Universities Denmark