Hrund Gunnsteinsdottir is an Icelandic consultant, filmmaker, entrepreneur, a writer and a senior advisor to Höfði Peace Centre. She is the chair of the board of the Icelandic Technology Development Fund. She is the co-director and script writer of the documentary InnSæi - the Sea Within (2016), which explores the art of flourishing, leading and innovating in an age of distraction and transformation. Following the bank collapse in Iceland, she designed and directed an innovative, cross-disciplinary university program, which was recognized by the Nordic Council for responding efficiently to the needs of today’s labor market. As a consultant, Hrund has worked for the UN, specifically on gender and post-conflict reconstruction. Hrund was the program manager for UNIFEM in Kosovo and a statistician at the UNECE. Hrund has served on various boards related to the arts, education and human rights. She was named a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader in 2011.
An Advisory Committee was formed during the preparation period of Höfði Reykjavík Peace Centre to provide professional and academic guidance for the establishment of the peace centre. The members of the committee were Jón Gnarr, former Mayor of the City of Reykjavik, Silja Bára Ómarsdóttir, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Iceland and Svanhildur Konráðsdóttir, then Director of the Department of Culture and Tourism at the City of Reykjavík.