Flesland was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, with education in business administration, psychology and pedagogy. She had several leading positions in Norges Statsbaner, until 2000, when she became acting president. This was against her will, as she originally resigned in protest due to her support of the fired president Osmund Ueland. Arne Wam took over some days later.
Later in 2000 she became director of the Norwegian National Airport Administration; later the agency became Avinor. She was fired in December 2005 after a long conflict with the trade unions. She was instead hired in IBM. In 2008 she became the new director of the Norwegian Consumer Council.
She shares the name Flesland with Norway's second largest airport.
- Meyer, Henrik D. (14 December 2005). "- En seier for flysikkerheten". Dagens Næringsliv (in Norwegian). Retrieved 5 October 2008.
- "Leder NSB mot sin vilje". Norwegian News Agency. 30 June 2000.
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- "Flesland i ny sjefsjobb" (Press release). Norwegian Consumer Council. 28 October 2008. Retrieved 16 January 2009.
|President of Norges Statsbaner (acting)
Arne Wam (acting)
|President of Avinor
Nic. Nilsen (acting)
|Director of the Norwegian Consumer Council