Ms Nyland was appointed director general of the NPD in 2007. She joined the directorate in 1984 as a senior geologist, and was appointed to her first management position in 1989 before becoming a member of the management team i 2000. Ms Nyland began her career as a exploration geologist in Statoil, where she worked for five years. She has served on a number of boards, including those of the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI), the Norwegian Institute for Energy Technology (IFE), the University Fund for Rogaland and the University of Stavanger.

Msc in Geology, University of Oslo