1995-97, with Venstre, Denmark's Liberal Party. 1997-99, Political Adviser, Parliamentary Group. 1997-01, President, Ungdom, for youth and since 2006 Executive Board Member. 1998-01, Press Coordinator, Ørestadsselskabet, an urban development company. Since 2001, Member of Danish Parliament. 2001-06, Member, Social Services and Foreign Affairs committees. 2006-07, Parliamentary Spokesman, Venstre. 2007-10, Minister for the Environment. 2010-11, Minister for Taxation. 2011, Minister for Education. 2015-16, Minister for Business and Growth. Since November 2016, Minister for Employment.