Members of the Government Council

President of the Government Council Dr. Silvia Steiner

Silvia Steiner

President of the Government Council 2020/2021
Head of the Department of Education since 2015
President EDK

Party membership: Christian Democratic Party (CVP)
Place of origin: Lauerz
Date of birth: 14/3/1958
Domicile: Zurich

Professional activity

1984Degree in law from the University of Zurich
1984–1988Intern and court clerk
1988–1995District prosecture
1995–2002High-ranking police officer, head of the criminal police, city police of Zurich
2002–2005Head of criminal police, Zug police
2004Doctorate at the University of Lausanne
2005–2015State prosecutor, head of department; specialist and lead state prosecutor in the field of human trafficking

Political activity

1986 – 1998Secretary of the District Schools Council in Zurich
2007–2015Member of the Cantonal Parliament – Member of the Justice Commission, the Commission for Economy and Taxes, the Parliament Investigation Committee BVK