Lars Peder Brekk

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Lars Peder Brekk
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Member of the Norwegian Parliament
In office
1 October 2005 – 30 September 2013
Parliamentary Leader of the Centre Party
In office
18 June 2012 – 16 October 2013
Preceded byTrygve Slagsvold Vedum
Succeeded byLiv Signe Navarsete
In office
2 June 2007 – 1 October 2008
Preceded byMagnhild Meltveit Kleppa
Succeeded byRune J. Skjælaaen
Minister of Agriculture and Food
In office
20 June 2008 – 18 June 2012
Prime MinisterJens Stoltenberg
Preceded byTerje Riis-Johansen
Succeeded byTrygve Slagsvold Vedum
Minister of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs
In office
21 January 2000 – 17 March 2000
Prime MinisterKjell Magne Bondevik
Preceded byPeter Angelsen
Succeeded byOtto Gregussen
Personal details
Born (1955-10-08) 8 October 1955 (age 64)
Vikna, Norway
Political partyCentre Party

Lars Peder Brekk (born 8 October 1955) is a Norwegian politician for the Centre Party.[1] He was private secretary to the Minister of Fisheries 1985-1986, and himself Minister of Fisheries in 2000. He was elected to parliament in 2005 and served as Minister of Agriculture and Food from 2008 to 2012. He was acting leader of the Centre Party from June to September 2008.


Brekk was born and grew up in Vikna of accountant and manager Asbjørn L. Brekk (1926–) and bookkeeper Ragnhild Kirkeby-Garstad (1935–).[2] Aged 15, he joined the Centre Youth.[3] He has a master of economics from the University of Oslo, studying from 1977 to 1982. He worked as a secretary for the Norwegian Fisheries Association from 1982 to 1984, then as a divisional leader until 1986. From 1986 to 1987, Brekk was managing director of Global Aqua, and from 1987 to 1988 as director of finance at Hansvik Boat. He worked from 1988 to 1992 as bank manager for Sparebanken Midt-Norge in Vikna. From 1997 to 1999, he was director of finance at Nils Williksen, and from 1999 to 2005 as managing director at Innovasjon rørvik. From 1999 to 2000 he was also managing director of Pacpro Norge.[2]

Brekk was personal secretary in the Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs from 1 January 1985 to 1 January 1986 in Willoch's Second Cabinet. In 1989–93, 1993–97 and 2001–05, Brekk was deputy member of parliament. From 21 January to 17 March 2000, he was Minister of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs in Bondevik's First Cabinet.[2] He only sat 56 days, due to the cabinet withdrawing.[4] While in parliament, he was first chairman of the Standing Committee on Trade and Industry (2005–07) and them member of the Standing Committee on Scrutiny and Constitutional Affairs and the Extended Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs (2007–08). From 2007 to 2008, he was parliamentary leader for the Centre Party. On 20 June 2008, Brekk was appointed Minister of Agriculture and Food in Stoltenberg's Second Cabinet.[2]

From 1993 to 1997, and since 2003, Brekk has been deputy leader of the Centre Party.[5] He is married and has three children. He owns part of a kindergarten.[3]


  1. ^ "Minister of Agriculture and Food Lars Peder Brekk". Information from the Government and the Ministries (Norway). Government of Norway. Retrieved 2009-04-02.
  2. ^ a b c d "Lars Peder Brekk" (in Norwegian). Storting.
  3. ^ a b "Lars Peder Brekk (Sp)". Namdalsavisa (in Norwegian). 9 September 2009. Archived from the original on 16 September 2009. Retrieved 16 September 2009.
  4. ^ "Bondeviks skjebnedag". Verdens Gang (in Norwegian). 16 August 2001. Retrieved 16 September 2009.
  5. ^ Store Norske Leksikon. "Lars Peder Brekk" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 16 September 2009.
Political offices
Preceded by
Peter Angelsen
Norwegian Minister of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs
Succeeded by
Otto Gregussen
Preceded by
Terje Riis-Johansen
Norwegian Minister of Agriculture and Food
Succeeded by
Trygve Slagsvold Vedum
Preceded by
Åslaug Haga
Acting leader of the Centre Party
Succeeded by
Liv Signe Navarsete