The minister of Environment, Magnus Heunicke


Magnus Johannes Heunicke, born January 28th 1975 in Næstved, son of Mayor Henning Jensen and remedial class teacher Inger Heunicke. Married to director Nina Groes. Father of Ella Heunicke Groes and Rakel Heunicke Groes.

Member period

Member of the Folketing for The Social Democratic Party in Zealand greater constituency from November 13th 2007.
Member of the Folketing for The Social Democratic Party in Storstrøm County constituency, 8. February 2005 – 13. November 2007.
Candidate for The Social Democratic Party in Næstved nomination district from 2004.

Parliamentary career

Minister for Environment, 15. December 2022 - 

Minister for Health, 21. January 2021 – 15. December 2022.
Minister for Health and Senior Citizens, 27. June 2019 – 21. January 2021.
Minister for Transport, 3. February 2014 – 28. June 2015.
Auditor of public accounts, 13. August 2013 – 2. February 2014.
Vice-chairman of the Science and Technology Committee, 2005-2007.
Formerly spokesman on political affairs, transport, IT and telecommunications, welfare, municipal affairs and rural districts and islands.


Journalist, the National School of Journalism, Aarhus, 1998-2002.
Matriculated, Næstved Upper Secondary School, 1992-1995.
Tenth form school leaving examination, Gunslevholm Sports Continuation School, Falster, 1991-1992.
Ninth form school leaving examination, Kildemark School, Næstved, 1981-1991.


Journalist, DR (Danish Broadcasting Corporation), 2001-2005.
Travel secretary, the Young Social Democrats, 1996-1998.
Errand boy and project worker, the National Association of Local Authorities, 1995-1996.
Stage manager, 'BIO Næstved', 1992-1995.
Dishwasher, Bilka's Bistro, Næstved Shopping Centre, 1990-1991.


Former member of the AE Council, 2011-2014.
Former member of the board of representatives of 'Danmarks Nationalbank', 2011-2013.
Former member of the Reference Group regarding the Sound and Belt and of the Reference Group Regarding the Fehmarn Belt, 2007-2013.
Member and vice-chairman of the central board of the Young Social Democrats Århus County, 1998-1999.
Chairman of the Young Social Democrats Næstved, 1992-1995.