Tone Fløtten is Managing Director of the Research Foundation Fafo. She holds a Ph.D. in sociology and has specialized in research on poverty and social exclusion, economic inequality, comparative social policy, and the Nordic model.
Fløtten is engaged in editorial boards, public commissions, and board of directors. She is a member of the board of Western Norway Research Institute and the board of The Foundation Dagsavisen. She is also a member of the Norwegian Corona Commission. Fløtten has, amongst others, served as a member of the Strategic Advisory Board for Danish Social Research (SFI) and the Board of Division for Strategic Priorities of the Norwegian Research Council. She has been chair of the board of the Faculty of social science at the University College of Oslo and Akershus (now OsloMet). Furthermore, Fløtten has served as both member and deputy chair of The National Commission for the Investigation of Research Misconduct. Fløtten was also a member of the Norwegian Commission on Distribution and the Danish Expert Commission on Poverty.