Governors of Skåne County

This is a list of governors for Skåne County in Sweden. The county was recreated in 1997 by a merger of Malmöhus County and Kristianstad County. For the period 1719–1996 see List of governors of Malmöhus County and List of governors of Kristianstad County.

  1. Bengt Holgersson (1997–2005)
  2. Göran Tunhammar (2006–2012)
  3. Margareta Pålsson (2012–2016)
  4. Anneli Hulthén (2016–present)
Governor of Skåne County
Landshövding i Skåne län
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Coat of arms of Skåne County.
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Anneli Hulthén

since 1 October 2016
Skåne County Administrative Board
ResidenceThe residence in Malmö,
AppointerGovernment of Sweden
Term lengthSix years[note 1]
PrecursorGovernor of Malmöhus County
Governor of Kristianstad County
First holderBengt Holgersson
DeputyDeputy County Governor (Länsöverdirektören)
SalarySEK 102,800/month (2017)[2]
WebsiteGovernor of Skåne

List of county governors of Helsingborg County, Landskrona County, and Malmöhus CountyEdit

Before 1719, Scania was divided into counties with different borders from those in effect for Kristianstad County and Malmöhus County between 1719 and 1996. During 1658–1719, and again 1801–1809, the province was included in the Scanian Dominion (Skånska Generalguvernementet in Swedish). For the Governors-General during these periods, see List of Governors-General of Scania. During the period 1670–1675, the Scanian Dominion was suspended and three County Governors administered the counties in the area, answering directly to the Swedish king: one governor for Malmöhus County, one for Kristianstad County (which included Blekinge), and one for Halland County. During the rest of the period, the county governors in Scania answered to the Governor-General and different county divisions were in place.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ The governor is often appointed for a six-year mandate. It can be extended if the person has not reached retirement age.[1]


  1. ^ "Landshövding och länsledning" (in Swedish). County administrative boards of Skåne. Retrieved 18 October 2017.
  2. ^ Nilsson, Emmeli; Hellerstedt, Linus (2017-06-20). "Så mycket tjänar myndighetscheferna – hela listan" [How much do the heads of agencies earn - complete list] (in Swedish). Retrieved 17 October 2017.