CV – Catharina Espmark

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CV for Catharina Espmark, State Secretary to Minister for Justice and Migration Morgan Johansson.

State Secretaries are politically appointed senior officials at the Government Offices who lead the work of a ministry directly under the head of the ministry or another minister. State Secretaries are responsible for planning and coordination.

Portrait of State Secretary Catharina Espmark
State Secretary Catharina Espmark Photo: Kristian Pohl/Government Offices of Sweden

Areas of responsibility

Constitution of Sweden, courts, crime prevention issues, crime victim issues, criminal law, family law, intellectual property law, prison and probation services, procedural law, transport law and administrative matters in the Ministry of Justice

Personal

Catharina Espmark was born in 1965 and she lives in Nacka.

Education

2010–2011
Police Leadership Programme, Strategic Leadership, Umeå School of Business and Economics

1986–1991
Law Programme, Stockholm University

1981–1984
Humanities Programme, Östermalm Upper Secondary School

Positions and assignments

Positions

2019–
State Secretary to the Minister for Justice and Migration Morgan Johansson

2017–2019
State Secretary to the Minister for Justice and Home Affairs Morgan Johansson

2014–2017
State Secretary to the Minister for Justice and Migration Morgan Johansson

2012–2014
Personnel Director, Stockholm County Police Authority

2011–2012
Human Resources Manager, Stockholm County Police Authority

2007–2011
Head of Administration, Stockholm County Police Authority, City Police Commissioner District

2004–2006
Assistant State Secretary, Ministry of Justice

2001–2004
Political Adviser, Ministry of Justice

1997–2001
Lawyer, Sju Advokater law firm

1993–1997
Assistant lawyer, Sju Advokater

1991–1993
Law clerk, Uppsala District Court and Swedish Enforcement Authority, Stockholm County

1988–1991
Warden and substitute rehabilitation assistant, Swedish Prison and Probation Service

Assignments

Ongoing Board member and vice chair of the lawyers association, Juristföreningen i Stockholm

2009–2014
Alternate board member, subsequently board member and vice chair, Stockholm Top Gymnastics

2003–2005
Expert adviser, committee on social care services for children and young people

2003–2004
Expert adviser, Inquiry on the Care of Abusers (Special Provisions) Act

2001
Expert adviser, Inquiry on review procedures for discharging persons sentenced to life imprisonment

2001
Alternate board member, Stockholm Section of the Swedish Bar Association

Contact

Catharina Espmark
State Secretary to Minister for Justice and Migration Morgan Johansson
Phone (switchboard) +46 8 405 10 00
email to Catharina Espmark, via senior registry clerk