Mette Gjerskov is the first Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Danish Institute for Parties and Democracy. A post she has since july 2014. She is the former Danish Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries and currently a Member of Parliament for the Danish Social Democrats (Socialdemokraterne). She is the Social Democrat spokesperson on development cooperation.
Mette Gjerskov holds a Master degree in Agronomics from the Royal Danish Veterinary and Agricultural University from 1993. Previously, she has been the Chief executive of the Volunteer Center in Denmark (2004-2005) and Head of Section BioTIK secretariat at the National Consumer Agency of Denmark (2001-2004). She has also held the position as Head of section at the Directorate for Food, Ficheries and Agro Business (1999-2000), as well as Head of Section at the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries(1995-1999). Mette Gjerskov has also served as Vice President of the Danish Red Cross (1999 to 2004).
Mette Gjerskov is appointed to the Board by the Socialdemocrats