The Icelandic National Audit office is pleased to announce that Mr. Skuli Eggert Thordarson has formally assumed office as the Auditor General of Iceland, as of May 1st, 2018. Mr. Thordarson was unanimously elected by Althingi, Iceland’s Parliament, on April 16th, 2018 for a term of six years. Mr. Thordarson succeeds Mr. Sveinn Arason as the Auditor General of Iceland. After ten years of service, Mr. Arason retired on April 30th, 2018.
Mr. Thordarson has an extensive experience from the Icelandic tax authorities, a field where he worked for 37 years, prior to assuming his office. For the past eleven years, Mr. Thordarson was the Director General of the Tax Administration. Prior to that he was the Deputy Director of the Tax administration for three years before taking on the role as Director of Tax investigations for fourteen years. Mr. Thordarson holds a law degree (cand. juris) from the University of Iceland.
Mr. Thordarson is very much looking forward to taking part in the important cooperation between SAIs, bilaterally and multilaterally within the framework of INTOSAI and EUROSAI and with the fellow Nordic SAIs.